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Kevin Martin | Guard

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/1/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 204
College: Western Carolina
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Kevin Martin made another start at SG on Wednesday, scoring 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting with one 3-pointer, three rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks in 23 minutes.
The veteran scorer is shooting 29.2 percent in his past five games, including a combined 3-of-11 mark from downtown. Sam Mitchell moved him into the starting unit to generate more scoring, so he'll need make shots soon or risk a demotion. If you own KevMart, at least bench him until he's not awful. Nov 25 - 11:48 PM

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Kevin Martin moved into the starting lineup in place of Tayshaun Prince on Monday vs. the 76ers, but he scored just six points on 3-of-10 shooting.

He added one board, one steal and one 3-pointer, but he's been in a serious slump lately and has been shooting just 29.8 percent from the field over his last five games. The Wolves need a consistent 3-point shooter, but Martin hasn't been reliable and could continue to lose minutes to Zach LaVine. Feel free to move on until he heats up.
Nov 23 - 10:59 PM

Kevin Martin will replace Tayshaun Prince in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the 76ers.

The Wolves are currently on a two-game losing streak, and head coach Sam Mitchell said the move was to infuse some more scoring into the first-unit. Martin has been ice cold over the past five games with averages of just 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.2 three-pointers per game on 25.0 percent shooting, so perhaps the promotion to the starting five will help him get things back on track. Andrew Wiggins will move to small forward with Martin at the two.
Nov 22 - 2:24 PM

Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said that Kevin Martin has been losing minutes to Zach LaVine because he is in a shooting slump.

Martin is shooting just 25.0 percent from the field over his last five games and has hit just one 3-pointer in that span, while Zach LaVine has been playing really well. It doesn't help that the Wolves are eager to develop their young studs, so Martin's outlook for the rest of the season isn't looking too good. He is not a must-own player.
Nov 22 - 11:30 AM

Kevin Martin scored 18 points while starting for Andrew Wiggins (sore knee) on Tuesday, adding five assists, three boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

Martin was averaging 27.2 minutes per game prior to tonight and Andrew Wiggins' injury isn't serious, so there is no reason to overreact to this line. Martin is still worth owning, but keep in mind that his minutes should fall off as the season progresses.
Nov 10 - 11:30 PM

Kevin Martin returned from a personal leave but played just 24 minutes for 13 points and two 3-pointers on 4-of-11 shooting.

Andrew Wiggins went nuts, tying a career high with 33 points and a full stat line, and as long as he's cooking, Martin's minutes may be cut a little short.
Nov 10 - 3:16 AM

Kevin Martin will be active for Monday's game against the Hawks.

He missed Saturday's game against the Bulls on Saturday for personal reasons, but he returned to practice on Sunday which means his status was never really in doubt. The Wolves play five times this week, so get Martin in your lineup.
Nov 9 - 7:50 PM

Kevin Martin (personal) returned to the Wolves' practice on Sunday.

Martin missed Saturday's game against the Bulls for personal reasons, but this report means that he should be back in uniform for Monday's game against the Hawks. With five games on the schedule for Week 3, Martin's return will be a welcomed sight for his owners.
Nov 8 - 11:10 AM

Kevin Martin (personal) will not play against the Bulls on Saturday.

Martin has been very effective at shooting guard, so the Wolves will need to replace his 28.0 minutes per game and 26.2 usage rate. Zach LaVine has played just four minutes next to Ricky Rubio all season while Shabazz Muhammad has been the next-best wing option besides Andrew Wiggins. Muhammad is coming in with some momentum and should be the main beneficiary.
Nov 7 - 4:41 PM

Kevin Martin (personal) may not rejoin the Wolves until Sunday and he could miss Saturday's game against the Bulls.

First and foremost, we hope everything is OK with Martin. There should be an update tomorrow morning at shootaround. If Martin can't go, the Wolves have a couple options to fill his minutes. They could go with switching Zach LaVine as a combo guard or play more of Shabazz Muhammad. Muhammad has been solid recently, so he would likely benefit most.
Nov 6 - 10:53 PM

Kevin Martin scored 14 points off the bench against the Heat on Thursday with three rebounds and two turnovers.

He was just 4-of-10 from the field and made all six shots from the line. Martin's role seems to be safe as a guy who should score in the high teens with minutes in the upper 20s.
Nov 6 - 12:26 AM

Kevin Martin was spotted going through pregame warmups, and there are no indications that he will not play in Thursday's game vs. the Heat.

Martin had an excused absence from Wednesday's practice, but he'll be out there tonight. Go ahead and get him active.
Nov 5 - 6:26 PM

Kevin Martin (personal) as present at shootaround on Thursday.

Martin's presence at shootaround is a good sign for his availability for Thursday's game against the Heat after he missed practice on Wednesday for a personal matter. Martin's fantasy upside is limited, but he's averaging 20.3 points to begin the season and is worth a start as long as he's healthy.
Nov 5 - 12:00 PM

Kevin Martin (personal) is expected to play against the Heat on Thursday.

He was not at practice today because of personal reasons. Martin has been logging around 30 minutes at shooting guard and has pushed Andrew Wiggins to small forward at times. His minutes are fairly safe with Zach LaVine only playing minutes at point guard this season.
Nov 4 - 2:35 PM

Kevin Martin (personal) was not with the Timberwolves during Wednesday's practice.

It's an excused absence due to a personal manner, and he'll likely be back with the club for Thursday's matchup with the Heat. Martin is about as injury prone as they come, so owners should try and unload him while he's scoring 20 points a game before he inevitably finds his way to the sidelines.
Nov 4 - 2:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Andre Miller
4Tyus Jones
SG1Andrew Wiggins
2Kevin Martin
SF1Tayshaun Prince
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Damjan Rudez
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Gorgui Dieng
3Nikola Pekovic