Kevin Martin SG MIN 8 Days
Martin (wrist) won't suit up Saturday in Denver, the Timberwolves' official site reports.
Martin has been closing in on a return to the court, as evidenced by reporting a pain-free practice Thursday. However, he was still given doubtful odds to play Saturday, marking his 29th consecutive absence due to a fractured wrist. Perhaps he'll receive an upgrade in status prior to Minnesota's next tilt, Monday at Charlotte.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 8 Days
Martin (wrist) is considered doubtful to play against the Nuggets on Saturday.
It seems that Martin is close to making a return to the court, although Saturday's game may be a bit premature for his comeback. He'll be evaluated ahead of the tipoff to determine his official status against the Nuggets.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 9 Days
Martin (wrist) will not play Friday, the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda reports.
It sounds like Martin is nearing a return, as he practiced pain-free Thursday. However, he will not make it back Friday, and should be considered day-to-day. The big question will be how many minutes Martin sees upon return, as Andrew Wiggins has really taken to the starting shooting guard role.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 10 Days
Martin (wrist) had a pain-free practice Thursday and could return any day now, but he also said it's unlikely he will return for their next game Friday, the Star Tribune reports. "I think I'm getting close, I think I impressed them today," Martin said. "I was back to K-Mart today. Today was a big step."
Martin's return is imminent, but he was non-committal whether or not he'd be able to return during their current road trip that has them playing the Suns on Friday, Nuggets on Saturday, and Hornets on Monday. If Martin is still sitting on the wire, it's probably time to add him. While there doesn't seem to be a guarantee of minutes with the team focused on developing their youth, Martin could find increased value if he gets traded to a contender before the trade deadline.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 12 Days
Martin (wrist) has been upgraded to doubtful, but it is "still gonna be a while" before he returns to game action, according to coach Flip Saunders, T-Wolves announcer Alan Horton reports.
Saunders said all the doubtful tag means is that Martin is practicing but is still out. It sounds like Martin is closer to week-to-week than day-to-day at this point. Andrew Wiggins will likely remain the T-Wolves' starting shooting guard for the rest of the season, so it remains to be seen how big of a role Martin will have when he does return, and it might make sense for Minnesota to explore trade options if and when Martin can show that he is healthy.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 13 Days
Martin (wrist) participated fully in Monday's practice, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Martin has made rapid improvement in his recovery from a broken wrist of late, and he said over the weekend that he's getting close to making his return. Initially given a 6-to-8 week timetable, Tuesday will mark exactly seven weeks since undergoing surgery, so Martin could return at any point. While the team hasn't handed down a target return date, Martin should be considered day-to-day and could be back as soon as Tuesday against Indiana. In nine games this season, Martin averaged 20.4 points and 3.7 rebounds.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 15 Days
Martin (wrist) remains out for Saturday's game against the Spurs.
Martin has only played in nine games for the Timberwolves this season and will likely be eased back into action when he makes his eventual return to the hardwood. He's at the point where he should be considered day-to-day with his next opportunity to play coming against the Pacers on Tuesday.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 24 Days
Martin (wrist) did some individual work in Wednesday's practice and may be close to returning, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "For some reason, he woke up today and said his hand just felt great and didn't have a lot of pain or anything," head coach Flip Saunders said. "We'll just have to wait and see."
It's not clear if he'll need to play a game in the D-League first. If not, it sounds like he could return in a week or so.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 29 Days
Martin's injured wrist is healing well and will be evaluated again in two weeks, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda reports.
We're nearly six weeks from when Martin was given his original six-week timetable, so he's not going to hit that mark, but it does appear that a January return could be possible pending the results of his next evaluation.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 2 Months
Martin's broken wrist is making progress after surgery but he said it will be a "a slow process" that could take at least another six weeks, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Martin had a checkup with doctors this week and told the media that the injury is healing well, but reports appear to indicate he'll return later than the initial six weeks when he was hurt Nov. 20. Still, it's early in his recovery so a timetable isn't definitive at this point.