Kevin Martin SG MIN 1 Day
Kevin Martin made 9-of-16 from the field during Friday's 114-101 win vs. the Pistons, scoring 24 points with one board, one assist and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.
Since returning from a thumb injury, he's averaged 21.0 points, 2.5 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.0 triples on 45.3 percent from the field and 94.1 percent from the line. Martin has shot just 21.1 percent from downtown in that span, so that's really the only part of his game that hasn't come around yet.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 3 Days
Kevin Martin scored just 12 points against the Knicks on Wednesday with three boards, one assist and two 3-pointers.
He shot 3-of-10 tonight and 3-of-11 from the field on Monday, so his shot isn't falling right now. What's more, Martin has made just 21.4 percent of his 3-point attempts since returning from a thumb injury, but there's still not enough of a sample size to worry.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 5 Days
Kevin Martin set up shot at the free throw line all night in Monday's game against the Nuggets, making 16-of-17 attempts as part of his line of 22 points, two boards, two assists and two turnovers.
He shot just 3-of-11 from the field and couldn't get many good looks. This was his second game back from a thumb injury, but he did shoot 9-of-16 in his return, so it's probably not a strong enough correlation to say his thumb is bothering him. Martin should be owned in all leagues while he's healthy.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 7 Days
Kevin Martin hit 9-of-16 shots, 7-of-8 free throws and a 3-pointer for 26 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes in his return to action on Saturday.
Martin missed seven games with a thumb injury, but just like teammate Nikola Pekovic, didn't look like he missed a beat tonight. Get him back in your lineup.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 8 Days
Kevin Martin (thumb) will return to the Wolves' starting lineup on Saturday.
He felt good while practicing fully the past two days and his conditioning shouldn't be too bad since he was dealing with a thumb injury, but coach Rick Adelman may still limit his playing time as a precaution. Chase Budinger will head back to the bench with K-Mart ready to roll.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 9 Days
Kevin Martin (thumb) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) both went through 5-on-5 scrimmaging on Friday and are questionable for Saturday's contest vs. the Kings.
Martin's meeting with his hand specialist seems to have gone well and he's been involved in the scrimmages for the past two days. Assuming he's not dealing with pain or swelling, Martin should be in the lineup on Saturday after missing seven games. Chase Budinger and J.J. Barea would lose shots once Kev-Mart is back.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 10 Days
Kevin Martin (thumb) scrimmaged on Thursday and is questionable to play vs. the Kings on Saturday.
He saw a hand specialist earlier in the week and his presence in a full-court, full-contact scrimmage is very encouraging. Chase Budinger should shift back to the bench upon Martin's return, and fewer minutes will be available for guys like Shabazz Muhammad and J.J. Barea.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 12 Days
Kevin Martin (thumb) will not be available for Tuesday's game against the Suns.
We're still awaiting the results of Martin's meeting with a hand specialist on Monday, but the news apparently wasn't good enough to clear him to play Tuesday. We'll keep monitoring this situation for updates, but it looks like owners in deep leagues who have been rolling out Chase Budinger get a stay of execution for at least one more game.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 16 Days
Kevin Martin (thumb) is participating in some drills Friday and traveling on the Wolves' road trip.
Martin met with his doctor and is progressing as expected. The Wolves say there's no timetable for his return and continue to list him as day-to-day, but it looks he is getting close. Chase Budinger will go back to waiver-wire fodder once Martin suits up.