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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 (hamstring) is questionable for play Wednesday vs. Toronto.
Martin said last week that he was hoping to return sometime this week, so there's a small chance he'll be in uniform on Wednesday. That being said, there's just too much uncertainty right now to recommend adding him in most leagues, but there should be another update on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's unable to go, Lorenzo Brown and Chase Budinger will continue to log major minutes for the Wolves. Mar 31 - 4:16 PM

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Kevin Martin (hamstrings) will not play on Monday night against the Jazz.

He said last week he was hopeful to play this week and maybe he'll give it a go Wednesday at home against the Raptors. Still, Martin isn't worth owning in most leagues with all the uncertainty around him. Lorenzo Brown and Chase Budinger benefit most.
Mar 30 - 7:19 PM

Kevin Martin (hamstring) is questionable to face the Jazz on Monday.

We'd bet on him skipping this one. Martin has shown an unwillingness to inconvenience himself this season with the Timberwolves playing for ping pong balls, and he will take his sweet time in deciding when to return. We'd expect Lorenzo Brown to draw another start in his place. As a starter, Brown is averaging 6.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.6 steals on 38.9 percent shooting.
Mar 30 - 10:41 AM

Kevin Martin (hamstring) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Sunday.

Martin is targeting a return next week but he remains iffy to play in Monday's game vs. the Jazz, and cautious owners may want to hedge their bets in weekly leagues. The Wolves got a few healthy bodies back into the lineup with Anthony Bennett and Robbie Hummel returning on Sunday, but they'll still lean heavily on sixth-man Chase Budinger.
Mar 29 - 3:52 PM

Kevin Martin (hamstring), Anthony Bennett (leg) and Robbie Hummel (hand) are questionable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

Martin said on Friday that he's hoping for his hamstring to heal by next week, so we still don't like his chances to play. Plus, the Wolves continue to list him as questionable as if they didn't even hear his comments. Lorenzo Brown and Chase Budinger benefit the most with Budinger serving as a solid add in standard leagues.
Mar 28 - 6:13 PM

Kevin Martin (hamstrings) and Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

Martin said he expects to be better next week, so he is probably going to miss at least a couple more games. Andrew Wiggins has been logging major minutes and will look to strength his case for Rookie of the Year. Lorenzo Brown will be getting most of Martin's minutes.
Mar 27 - 6:57 PM

Kevin Martin (hamstrings) said his strained hamstrings should be better and good to go by next week.

He's technically listed as questionable for tonight, but this update suggests he's not going to play. With Martin out, Andrew Wiggins has been playing a ton of minutes while Lorenzo Brown is also getting minutes in the 30s. Chase Budinger also benefits as the best floor-spacing guy on the team. Martin can be dropped in most formats.
Mar 27 - 2:16 PM

Kevin Martin (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Houston.

Martin was "available to play" on Wednesday, but he never left the bench. Owners can expect to get another update on Martin following Friday morning's shootaround, and if he's unable to go, Chase Budinger and Lorenzo Brown will again be forced into heavy minutes for the short-handed Timberwolves. Budinger has been playing some great ball lately, and he'll be worth a look in daily leagues in Martin is indeed unavailable. Stay tuned.
Mar 26 - 4:38 PM

Kevin Martin (hamstring) is available to play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

Earlier reports say the injury situation is the same with the Wolves, so there's still a very good chance we don't see Martin out there tonight. Expect to see more Chase Budinger on the wing tonight with Justin Hamilton back. Lorenzo Brown should also get some minutes again tonight.
Mar 25 - 7:23 PM

Kevin Martin (hamstring) is still questionable to play vs. the Lakers on Wednesday.

The Wolves are going to be extremely shorthanded again tonight, so they could use all the help they could get. If Martin can't play, Andrew Wiggins, Chase Budinger, Lorenzo Brown and Sean Kilpatrick should all get plenty of minutes on the wings, with Wiggins and Budinger offering the most upside. We still don't think Martin plays because the Wolves have no incentive to play him at less than 100 percent and they are currently playing for ping pong balls, so his owners should have a backup plan ready.
Mar 25 - 6:51 PM

Kevin Martin (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

Martin did not play during the Wolves last game due to his ailing hamstring, and with the Timberwolves playing for picks, there's no reason for Martin to play at less than 100 percent. We'll be monitoring his status closely, and if he's unavailable, Lorenzo Brown would have another opportunity to start, with Chase Budinger and Sean Kilpatrick seeing extended minutes in the backcourt. Budinger offers the most upside out of the group.

Kevin Martin has been bothered by a hamstring injury and did not play on Monday against the Jazz.

Martin is now officially a risk unless we hear from the team that he's ready to play significant minutes. Be careful on a drop because he can fill it up, but we're watching him closely for signs that he's going to shut it down.
Mar 23 - 8:44 PM

Kevin Martin handed out a career-high nine assists during Sunday's loss to Charlotte, while scoring 15 points on 7-of-19 field goals.

KevMart didn't make any 3-pointers and he only attempted one free throw all game, but he made up for it with four boards, one steal and the sudden outburst of assists. He had zero assists in his previous two games and is a dubious source of dimes even if Ricky Rubio's ankle injury costs him a few more games. Owners rely on Martin for points and 3-pointers, so consider tonight's game an added bonus.
Mar 22 - 9:31 PM

Kevin Martin tied his season high with 37 points and added seven rebounds, a steal, a block and five 3-pointers on 14-of-28 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

The Wolves have now dropped six straight games and 10 of their last 11, and oddly enough, Martin's other 37-point game came back on Nov. 19, the nigh the broke his wrist that kept him out for December and most of January. He's scored in double figures in seven straight games.
Mar 18 - 11:49 PM

Kevin Martin scored 23 points on 7-of-16 shooting (3-of-5 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds and six assists in Monday's loss to the Nets.

Martin had been slumping badly and this line should keep him on all rosters, with the added bonus that any additional time missed by Ricky Rubio and Gary Neal will make him the primary ballhandler quite a bit.
Mar 17 - 12:08 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
2Gary Neal
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Anthony Bennett
3Kevin Garnett
4Adreian Payne
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Justin Hamilton