May 13, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Kevin Martin (23) brings the ball up court in game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum. Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-97, and lead in the series 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports
The ramifications of the Oklahoma City trading James Harden are still hitting the Thunder. Even more now.
Martin took over Harden’s role with Oklahoma City as their sixth man. He struggled much of the season to fill those big shoes left by Harden, Martin averaged 14 points per game while shooting 42 percent from three.
Martin played his first nine seasons of his career with the Sacramento Kings and the Houston Rockets. He was traded in the Harden deal in October, just before the start of the season.
The Timberwolves were rumored to be longing for someone to fill their shooting guard position. J.J. Redick was rumored to Minnesota as well, but that was before he was traded by to the Clippers.
Only time will tell if Martin will be able to fill the Timberwolves need for a two guard, but on paper this looks like a nice move for Minnesota.
Topics:Kevin Martin, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Free Agency
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