Martin recorded 17 points (7-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 121-114 loss to the Thunder. Martin hit double figures in scoring for the 11th time through 53 appearances this season, and the 10th time in his last 25 games. While JaMychal Green (illness) drew the start, he was limited to 19 minutes while Martin went off. Given that the Grizzlies are not playoff contenders, the younger Martin might be able to carve out a decent role for the final portion of the campaign. Still, Green is the reliable veteran starter, and for now it's tough to envision Martin becoming valuable outside of deeper leagues.
Martin turned in nine points (3-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds and one assist across 25 minutes in Sunday's 110-92 loss to the Thunder. The young big man's rebound total was second only to position mate JaMychal Green's on the night and also represented a season high. Martin has seen a fairly consistent allotment of minutes on the second unit, but his shot attempts -- and by extension, his scoring --have fluctuated pretty significantly as well. Despite his inconsistencies, Martin remains an option for those in deeper formats who are looking for some end-of-roster help in points and rebounds.
Martin totaled six points (3-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), five rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 92-88 loss to Utah. Martin shifted into the starting lineup to counter the size of the Jazz but had minimal impact on the game. Martin has shown glimpses of value across the season but fails to produce on a regular basis. The Grizzlies are rumored to be making some moves before the deadline but this is looking less likely by the minute, and Martin should remain on the waiver wire in most formats.
Martin will start at small forward for Wednesday's game against the Jazz. The Grizzlies are shifting to a bigger lineup that features Martin and JaMychal Green at the two forward spots. The pushes Dillon Brooks over to shooting guard and sends Wayne Selden to a bench role. Martin was playing fairly well prior to Green's return, so the promotion could be a reward for his strong play with the top unit. That said, it's unclear if this is just a one-game experiment or not, so it could just be a temporary uptick in value for Martin.
Martin will head to the bench for Sunday's game against the Raptors. Though JaMychal Green (ankle) was cleared to return in the Grizzlies' most-recent game Thursday against the Pistons following a five-game absence, Martin still garnered his fourth consecutive start at power forward. However, with Green incurring no injury setbacks in his 20 minutes off the bench Thursday, he'll be given the green light to take back his normal starting role, resulting in Martin heading back to the second unit. Expect Martin's fantasy value to take a hit with the move, as the third-year big man is averaging 5.5 points (on 43.4 percent shooting from the field) and 3.0 rebounds in 17.0 minutes per game as a reserve this season.
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