Kevin Martin
SG FA
11 months ago

Martin announced his retirement from professional basketball in November, the Zanesville Times Recorder reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Kevin Martin
SG FA
2 years ago

Martin (illness) came off the bench for 14 minutes in Saturday's Game 1 blowout win over the Thunder, posting two points (1-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), one assist, and one steal.

EDGE Analysis

Martin had been dealing with an illness over the past week, failing to play in the final two games of the Memphis series, although it's entirely possible for Martin to stay put on the bench against the Thunder if following games are more competitive.

Kevin Martin
SG FA
2 years ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Kevin Martin
SG FA
2 years ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Kevin Martin
SG FA
2 years ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Kevin Martin
SG FA
2 years ago

Martin will draw the start in Friday's matchup with the Grizzlies, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Kevin Martin
SG FA
2 years ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Kevin Martin
SG FA
2 years ago

Martin took part in shootaround Thursday morning, Jeff Platt of TWC News in San Antonio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin and the Spurs reached an agreement 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 he's expected to make his debut against the Bulls after San Antonio cleared a roster spot Wednesday by waiving veteran Rasual Butler.

Kevin Martin
SG FA
2 years ago

Martin officially signed with the Spurs on Wednesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Kevin Martin
SG FA
2 years ago

Martin did not play in Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear what, exactly, is going on with the situation, as the Spurs did not 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 as Martin makes his way over from Minnesota. An update figures to come sometime Wednesday, and it remains unclear whether Martin will be available for Thursday's matchup with the Bulls.