Cartier Martin SG/SF DET 3 months ago

Martin has officially exercised his $1.3 million player option to remain with Detroit for the 2015-16 season, Shams Charania of RealGM reports.

It was presumably an easy decision for Martin, whose deal will now be guaranteed for next season. After playing sparingly in just 23 games in 2014-15, Martin likely would have had trouble finding guaranteed money elsewhere. The Kansas State product will return to the Pistons in a similar role, primarily providing wing depth off the bench.

Cartier Martin SG/SF DET 4 months ago

Martin appeared in 23 games for the Pistons in 2014-15, averaging 1.6 points and 0.9 rebound sin 8.6 minutes.

Playing for his fourth team in three seasons, Martin primarily provided frontcourt depth and saw double-digit minutes in only nine contests. In such a small sample of minutes, it's difficult to judge Martin's season, though he struggled shooting the ball, posting a field goal percentage of 28.3 (15-of-53) while connecting on only 6-of-33 three-point attempts. Martin is a career 37.2 percent shooter from the perimeter, however, so this season's numbers look like an anomaly. The Kansas State product holds a $1.27 million player option for next season, and it seems likely that he'll exercise it rather than chance his luck landing a guaranteed deal as a free agent. If Martin returns in 2015-16, he'll likely hold down a similar role as one of the last forward off the bench.

Cartier Martin SG/SF DET 6 months ago

Martin (ankle) returned to action Friday, playing 16 minutes off the bench against the Bulls.Martin missed three shots, two of them three-pointers, in the game. Other than those misses, his only entries into the box score were a pair of turnovers and a pair of personal fouls. Martin can be safely ignored in virtually all fantasy formats.

Cartier Martin SG/SF DET 6 months ago

Martin (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Spurs, Dave Pemberton of the Oakland Press reports.Martin will miss a second straight game, but he's been relegated to garbage time for much of the season, so his absence doesn't carry major fantasy ramifications.

Cartier Martin SG/SF DET 7 months ago

Martin (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game, the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell reports.Martin had been playing a very minor role on the Pistons this season, and should not be missed in fantasy leagues. Consider him questionable for Wednesday's game.

Cartier Martin SG/SF DET 7 months ago

Martin (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game, the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell reports.Martin had been playing a very minor role on the Pistons this season, and should not be missed in fantasy leagues. Consider him questionable for Wednesday's game.

Cartier Martin SG/SF DET 7 months ago

Martin (undisclosed) is considered doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Hornets, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.It's unclear what type of injury Martin is dealing with, but the reserve forward has not been a member of the regular rotation this season. The Kansas State product has played in only five games since the beginning of January.

Cartier Martin SG/SF DET 7 months ago

Martin failed to record any minutes again during Wednesday's victory over the Orlando Magic.

Martin received another DNP coaches decision, despite 10 players receiving playing time in the win. He's played in only 13 games so far this season, averaging 1.7 points in just over eight minutes during those games. Unless some injuries occur to those ahead of him in the depth chart, he'll continue to spend most of his time on the bench, with an occasional showing during garbage time.

Cartier Martin SG/SF DET 9 months ago

Martin made his debut with the Pistons on Tuesday. He played two minutes off the bench in garbage time.

Martin missed the start of the season with strained plantar fascia in his right foot, and since being cleared to play, Martin has simply failed to carve out a role in the rotation. While he's unlikely to earn significant minutes this season, if Marting were to ever get consistent run with the Pistons, he'd be a decent source of three-pointers and great hair.

Cartier Martin SG/SF DET 9 months ago

Martin (foot) is active for Monday's game against the Magic, MLive.com reports.

Martin has been sidelined all season due to a strained plantar fascia in his right foot, but an appearance Monday would mark his first since receiving medical clearance to play early last week. He may find difficulty earning run, though, as he resides near the bottom of the depth chart among Pistons wings.