Martin agreed to a two-year contract with the Pacers on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Playing in his first NBA season, the undrafted Martin saw action in 22 of Minnesota's first 53 games, averaging 5.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per contest in 2019-20. Martin started the season with the Iowa Wolves, Minnesota's G League Affiliate. With Iowa, he averaged 18.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in 22 G League contests. He should again be in for a small role on a new team.
The Timberwolves rescinded Martin's qualifying offer Sunday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
Martin was a two-way player for Minnesota last season, and he'll now be free to sign with any team after his qualifying offer was rescinded. The 25-year-old appeared in 31 games for the Timberwolves during the 2019-20 campaign, averaging 6.4 points and 3.1 rebounds over 19.0 minutes per game.
Martin (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against Houston.
Martin will miss his second straight contest due to a left ankle sprain. His next opportunity to return will come Friday in Oklahoma City.
The Timberwolves have ruled Martin (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.
Martin had already been listed as doubtful on the injury report leading up to the contest, making his absence no surprise. The rookie had played less than 10 minutes in each of his prior three appearances before he sprained his left ankle, so the Timberwolves' rotation shouldn't be impacted too much by Martin being sidelined.
Martin is doubtful for Sunday's matchup against the Pelicans due to a sprained left ankle.
Martin has emerged from Friday's loss to the Magic with a sprained ankle, and it will likely cause him to miss his first game since Feb. 12. Considering Martin has seen just single-digit minutes across the past three games, his presumed absence shouldn't shake up the Wolves' rotation significantly.
Martin supplied 21 points (7-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds and one block across 30 minutes Sunday in the Timberwolves' 128-116 loss to the Nuggets.
The rookie out of Butler was one of the primary beneficiaries of D'Angelo Russell (rest) sitting out the front end of the back-to-back set, as Martin took on added usage and finishing with a new career high in scoring. He did the bulk of his damage early, scoring 12 of his points in the first quarter alone. Russell is scheduled to return to action Monday in Dallas, so expect Martin to see both his playing time and usage take a hit.
Martin was recalled from the G League on Friday.
Martin was assigned to the G League on Wednesday but returns to the NBA after putting up nine points, eight rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes for the Iowa Wolves against the Salt Lake CIty Stars. The 24-year-old has appeared in 22 NBA games this season and is unlikely to see significant run in the Timberwolves' rotation.
Martin was assigned to the G League on Wednesday.
Martin is unlikely to see significant action in the Timberwolves' new-look rotation, so he'll head to the G League. In 22 G League appearances this season, he's averaging 18.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 28.5 minutes.
Martin scored just two points and played two minutes in Saturday's win over the Clippers.
After playing a significant role off the bench at times this season, Martin looks relegated to the bench after Minnesota revamped its roster before the trade deadline.
Martin will come off the bench Saturday against the Clippers.
Martin will move out of the starting five to accommodate Malik Beasley, Josh Okogie and Juancho Hernangomez. In 17 appearances off the bench this season, Martin has averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 15.3 minutes.
Martin will start Wednesday's game against Atlanta, Jace Frederick of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Martin will make his fourth start of the season. In his three previous starting opportunities, the rookie forward averaged 8.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 29.3 minutes.
Martin played 20 minutes off the bench and recorded 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist Monday in the Timberwolves' 113-109 loss to the Kings.
After a two-and-a-half-week stint with the G League's Iowa Wolves, Martin rejoined the parent club last week and has seized a rotation spot right away. The two-way rookie has knocked down exactly half of his shots while playing at least 16 minutes in the last three games, essentially filling in for the injured Allen Crabbe (kneecap) on the second unit. The rookie out of Butler even cut into backup wing Keita Bates-Diop's playing time Monday, with the five minutes Bates-Diop received representing his lowest total since Dec. 11.
Martin erupted for 39 points (13-22 FG, 10-15 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes for the G League's Iowa Wolves in the affiliate's 163-143 loss to the Stockton Kings on Saturday.
After an eight-game run in the Minnesota rotation that included three starts, Martin, a two-way player, returned to the G League a few days ago when the Timberwolves welcomed back multiple players from injuries or illnesses. The Butler product should continue to regularly fill a high-volume role on offense while he remains with Iowa.
The Timberwolves have assigned Martin to the G League on Thursday, Dane Moore of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Martin has faired well in his stint with the Timberwolves since his last call-up, as the forward was averaging 7.9 points while earning three starts. With the Iowa Wolves, the Butler product is posting 15.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest so far this year.
Martin managed 12 points (4-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes during Thursday's 99-84 win over the Warriors.
Martin is averaging 29.5 minutes across the last four contests. However, once the team is relatively healthy again Martin will likely find himself buried on the bench for the most part. Still, depending on what the injury report looks like heading into Sunday's matchup versus the Cavaliers Martin may very well draw another start against another weak defensive club.
Martin started at small forward and supplied three points (1-7 FG, 1-5 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 24 minutes Wednesday.
Starting for the second straight game while normal top-unit wings Andrew Wiggins and Treveon Graham were sidelined with illnesses, Martin saw an 11-minute dropoff from Monday's 122-115 win over the Nets. Martin's pair of blocked shots made his stat line a little more passable, but he still ended up ceding extra playing time to Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop. Even if Wiggins and Graham miss additional time, Martin won't make for an especially appealing fantasy option.
Martin will start at small forward Wednesday's against the Bucks.
With Andrew Wiggins (illness) and Treveon Graham (illness) both sidelined again, Martin will get a second consecutive turn in the starting five. In his previous start Monday against the Nets, Martin played 35 minutes, producing nine points, nine rebounsd and one block.
Martin is starting Monday's game against Brooklyn, Danny Cunningham of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports.
Martin will draw his first start of the season with Treveon Graham (illness) out of commission. The former Butler product has appeared in each of Minnesota's last three games off the bench, averaging 9.3 points and 2.3 rebounds.
Martin had 17 points (6-15 FG, 3-7 3PT, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 94-88 defeat against the Cavaliers.
Minnesota's injuries have forced head coach Ryan Saunders to dig deeper into his bench, but Martin responded well in a game where he posted season-high marks in minutes played, points, field goals made, three-pointers made and three-point attempts. He might experience an uptick on playing time during the next few games, but he's unlikely to stick in the rotation once some of the regular rotation members recover from his injuries. At best, he could be an streaming option ahead of Monday's matchup at home against the Nets.
Martin was recalled by the Timberwolves ahead of Monday's game against the Warriors.
Martin could see some run off the bench depending on the Timberwolves' injury situation. He's seen action in nine games at the NBA level so far this year and is averaging 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per contest.
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