The Grizzlies are also reportedly sending cash to Orlando in a deal that is expected to open up $1 million of cap space in Memphis. Martin played in 73 games (36 starts) this past season, averaging career highs across the board of 7.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 22.8 minutes. Look for him to slot in as depth behind Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac, likely competing with Khem Birch for reserve minutes.
Martin established career highs in almost every statistical category in what was his best season of his young three-year career. The former first-round pick from LSU is set to make around $2.4 million next year as he enters his final year of his four-year contract signed back in July of 2015.
Martin (ankle) will miss the remainder of the season with a left ankle sprain, Michael Wallace of Grind City Media reports.
Martin suffered what the team is calling a serious ankle sprain in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans, and he'll be held out of the Grizzlies' remaining four contests. In order to fill his roster spot, Memphis will sign Omari Johnson from the Memphis Hustle of the G League.
Martin is out for Friday's contest against the Kings as a result of a left ankle injury.
It's not exactly clear when Martin picked up the injury, though he played just 22 minutes in the team's most recent game after seeing 30-plus minutes in six straight tilts. As a result of his absence, Ivan Rabb is a strong candidate to see extra run at power forward.
Martin accumulated seven points (3-6 FG, 1-2 FT), 14 rebounds, and two assists in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 108-103 win over the Trail Blazers.
Martin finished with a career high in rebounding, and he has hauled in double-digit boards in five of his last 19 appearances after failing to do so once through his first 51 appearances this season. The third-year forward continues to enjoy a prominent role for the Grizzlies as they look to develop their younger players.
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