Martin ended with 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, one block and one steal over 29 minutes during Sunday's 122-98 loss to the Grizzlies. Martin hit the 15-point threshold for the seventh time this season. He's averaged 25.4 minutes per game throughout March -- his most usage of any month this season. Overall, Martin has averaged 8.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 69 games this season, but he's trending in the right direction down the final stretch.
Martin will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Pelicans, Salman Ali of Clutch Points reports. Martin made a pair of spot starts while Jae'Sean Tate missed the last two games, but with Tate active Sunday, Martin will head back to a reserve role. Martin finished Friday's loss to Dallas with 11 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes.
Martin had his contract for 2022-23 guaranteed Friday, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports. Martin's 2023-24 salary remains non-guaranteed, but the Rockets are showing interest in keeping Martin as a significant part of the rebuild. In his 108 games, he's averaged 9.0 points on 6.8 shots, 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.9 minutes.
Martin totaled 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt), 11 rebounds and three assists over 40 minutes during Wednesday's 139-130 overtime win over the Lakers. The 21-year-old made his first start of the season with Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) sidelined, and he came through with his first double-double of the campaign. Martin has scored in double figures in each of the past two games and should continue to have an increased role until Tate is cleared to return.
Martin will start Wednesday's game against the Lakers, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports. The 21-year-old will make his first start of the season Wednesday with Christian Wood (illness) and Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) ruled out for the contest. Martin has averaged 10.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 24.4 minutes over the past five games, but he should be in line for more run versus Los Angeles given Houston's absences in the frontcourt.
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