Martin announced his retirement from professional basketball in November, the Zanesville Times Recorder reports.
Martin announced the news in an advertisement in his hometown newspaper, officially ending his 12-year NBA odyssey. The 33-year-old only reached the postseason three times in his career, but was one of the more prolific scoring options at shooting guard during stops with the Kings, Rockets, Thunder, Timberwolves and Spurs. He'll finish his career with averages of 17.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 30.2 minutes per game over 714 career NBA appearances.
Martin is dealing with an illness and will not play in Sunday's Game 4 against the Grizzlies, Jabari Young of San Antonio Express-News reports.
Martin went into Friday's Game 3 available to play, but was eventually held out because of an illness. He's still feeling some lingering effects and will sit out of Sunday's Game 4 as well. The illness likely won't keep Martin out for long and if the Spurs finish off the sweep Sunday, the earliest they could start the second round is next Saturday, which means Martin should have nearly a week off for recovery.
Martin scored 10 points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT) to go with one assist and one rebound across 17 minutes in Tuesday's 94-68 win over the Grizzlies in Game 2 of the series.
By virtue of the Spurs throttling the Grizzlies in both of the first two games of the series, Martin has been able to see some increased shot attempts while coming off the bench, leading to back-to-back 10-point outings. While he was once one of the game's top scoring guards during his prime, Martin seems content to settle into a role as a low-minute three-point shooter off the bench, which will limit his production more often than not.
Martin poured in 17 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT) and added six rebounds and a steal over 26 minutes in Friday's 102-98 loss to the Nuggets.
The 12-year veteran put together his best effort since being acquired in a trade with the Timberwolves at the end of February. Always a potentially dangerous marksman, Martin connected on a pair of threes while also doing some solid work on the glass. While the minutes boost was encouraging, Martin may see his playing time reduced if coach Gregg Popovich returns to his regular rotation for the Spurs next contest versus the Warriors on Sunday.
Martin will draw the start in Friday's matchup with the Grizzlies, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.
Martin will snatch the start due to Danny Green sitting this one out. The Spurs are resting a few players Friday, which has resulted in Martin becoming an intriguing DFS play. He posted 12 points, one rebound, one assist, and two triples in 15 minutes during his last outing.
Martin had six points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and one rebound in 12 minutes during the Spurs' 108-87 win versus the Clippers on Tuesday.
Martin has recorded 10 points, one rebound, and one steal in a combined 24 minutes during his first three games with the Spurs. At this stage of his career, Martin is merely a rotation player, and the Spurs are just too talented for him to earn hefty minutes.
Martin took part in shootaround Thursday morning and should be available for the Spurs' game later in the evening against the Bulls, Jeff Platt of Time Warner Cable News in San Antonio reports.
Martin and the Spurs reached an agreement on a contract over the weekend, but due to some roster issues, he's been unable to suit up for his new team. That'll likely change Thursday, as Martin should receive a few minutes off the bench after the team waived veteran Rasual Butler to open up a spot for him.
Martin officially signed with the Spurs on Wednesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Martin had reached an agreement to join the Spurs several days earlier, but the team needed to open up a roster spot for him before he was eligible to play. The team did just that Wednesday, waiving veteran swingman Rasual Butler. It's unclear if Martin will be available for Thursday's game against the Bulls after having limited practicing time with his new team, but it shouldn't be long before he finds a role in the rotation as a designated sharpshooter off the bench. Since the Timberwolves waived Martin before March 1, he'll be eligible for the postseason with his new squad.
Martin didn't play in Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.
It's unclear what exactly is going on with the situation, as the Spurs didn't comment on Martin's availability in advance of Tuesday's game. The two sides reportedly agreed to a deal over the weekend, but it's possible there's some sort of hangup in finalizing the contract. An update figures to come sometime Wednesday, and it remains unclear whether Martin will be available for Thursday's matchup with the Bulls.
Martin (coach's decision) won't be available for Monday's game against the Pacers, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Though he's agreed to terms on a contract with the Spurs, Martin hasn't officially been added to the roster, as the team still needs to cut another player to make room for the veteran shooting guard. As a result, Martin didn't make the trip with the team to Indianapolis, and will remain away from the squad until his deal becomes official. Rasual Butler and Matt Bonner appear most at risk of losing out on a roster spot to Martin.
Martin has agreed to a deal with the San Antonio Spurs, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.
To nobody's surprise, Martin has opted to follow former Timberwovles' teammate Andre Miller to San Antonio after being bought out. It is currently unclear who the Spurs will cut to make a roster spot available for Martin. Given his shooting ability he should fit in well with the Spurs, but his spot in the rotation is currently unclear.
Martin and the Timberwolves reached an agreement on a buyout Tuesday, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
The two sides had been talking about a buyout for over a week, with the idea of getting Martin on a contender before Tuesday's midnight deadline for teams to reach buyout agreements with their players. There have been whispers about the Spurs possibly being interested given concerns about Manu Ginobili's health. Regardless of where Martin signs, he is unlikely to be a starter, and may not even see 24 minutes per game, as the strong likelihood is he will be headed to a talented contending roster.
Martin and the Timberwolves are in "advance buyout negotiations" to make him a free agent, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.
Martin hasn't played more than 14 minutes or scored more than give points in any of his last three games. The Timberwolves need to play youngsters like Zach Lavine and Tyus Jones as much as possible, and that has left Martin squeezed out of the rotation. Even though his scoring average has dropped all the way to 10.6 per game this year, he's still shooting 36.9 percent from three-point land, and there will be a contender that wants to add his touch.
Martin finished with a single point (0-2 FG, 0-0 3PT, 1-2 FT) to go with three rebounds and one steal in 12 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Knicks.
After providing an efficient 12 points in 13 minutes Friday, Martin was invisible in the Wolves' offense and took just two shots the entire game. Even though he has proven to be a dependable long-range shooter throughout his career, minutes will be tough to come by in a backcourt loaded with young talent. he is not a recommended fantasy option.
Martin (wrist) put up 12 points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, and one assist in 13 minutes during the Timberwolves' 109-104 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday.
Martin took the court for the first time in 10 games Friday, and filled it up in limited minutes. However, it's unlikely Martin will earn much more time than this going forward on a young team that's playing for the future and not for the playoffs.
Martin (wrist) is available to play Friday against Memphis.
Martin missed Minnesota's last nine games leading up to the All-Star break, but the veteran guard will be back in the fold Friday against the Grizzlies. His minutes had been inconsistent at best before his wrist injury, playing over 20 minutes just once in nine January games.
Martin (wrist) has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.
Martin returned to practice on Wednesday after dealing with a sore wrist prior to the All-Star break. It comes as no surprise then that the Timberwolves expect Martin to be available to play Friday. Despite the fact that he's healthy, it appears Martin has fallen out of the Wolves' regular rotation and could struggle to field meaningful minutes. He's notched 16 minutes or less in each of his last four games.
Martin (wrist) is considered questionable to play Friday against the Grizzlies.
Martin returned to practice Wednesday, and his questionable designation suggests he may be available off the bench in a limited capacity Friday. Final word likely won't come until after the Wolves conduct their morning shootaround, but if Martin ultimately sits out Friday's contest, his next chance to play will come Saturday against the Knicks.
Martin (wrist) returned to practice Wednesday for the Timberwolves.
Martin missed nine consecutive games heading into the All Star break due to a sore wrist, but returning to practice can obviously be considered a good sign. If he is able to return to action, his role with the team is somewhat in question due to how good Zach Lavine played in his absence. It would make sense that Minnesota would want to give their younger players with potential more opportunities on the court than their aging veterans, but the situation will have to be monitored going forward. Martin is day-to-day going forward.
Martin (wrist) won't suit up Wednesday versus the Raptors.
Missing his ninth game in a row due to a sore right wrist, Martin will fortunately be afforded the All-Star break in order to approach full health. With Tayshaun Prince (personal) also out of commission Wednesday, Zach LaVine will earn the start at two-guard.
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