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Kevin Martin | Guard

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/1/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 204
College: Western Carolina
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Kevin Martin (wrist) did not practice on Saturday.
He is dealing with some swelling and it would appear the swelling hasn't gone down yet. Martin is hoping to play on Sunday and the chances he plays might have dropped slightly. The Wolves should have a more detailed update on Sunday. Jan 24 - 5:58 PM

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Kevin Martin (wrist) is dealing with swelling his right wrist and will be out until at least Sunday.

He had to have his wrist drained on Thursday and is still hopeful to play against the Hawks on Sunday. Martin wore a brace at shootaround on Friday and it would appear he's at least making an attempt to play. The oft-injured guard should be a solid player to start while he's on the court, but the injuries are going to make him annoying to own. Expect Robbie Hummel to start and have some low-end fantasy value tonight.
Jan 23 - 4:01 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Friday.

He left shootaround with a brace on his wrist and told reporters that he's "not ready" yet, which is disappointing since he's been questionable to play in the Wolves' past three games. Owners will simply have to keep him tucked away on the bench a bit longer, while Robbie Hummel continues to fill in at SG without providing fantasy value.
Jan 23 - 1:06 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) is questionable to return on Friday vs. New Orleans.

He was on the Wolves' active roster for Wednesday's game but didn't play, and owners can anticipate an imminent return even if he sits out again vs. the Pelicans. Martin was hot in nine games before his injury, scoring 20.4 points with 2.9 triples per game, and he shouldn't be floating on any waiver wires.
Jan 23 - 11:15 AM

Kevin Martin (wrist) will not return for Wednesday's home game vs. the Mavericks.

Martin has been active at practices and his return is imminent, but owners will have to wait at least one more game before prying him off fantasy benches. Robbie Hummel should earn another start in K-Mart's absence, but he was scoreless in 24 minutes on Monday and isn't an appealing option.
Jan 21 - 6:49 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Dallas.

Martin sounded optimistic when talking about his chances about suiting up tomorrow, and said he will base his decision on how he feels when he wakes up in the morning. It's unclear if Martin will be on a minutes restriction upon his return, but given his upside, he needs to be owned in all leagues at this point. His return will likely hurt the value of Shabazz Muhammad (abdominal strain).
Jan 20 - 4:04 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Monday against the Hornets.

Martin was listed as questionable for the first time coming into this one, but he's still not ready to go. With Shabazz Muhammad (abdominal strain) also sidelined, Andrew Wiggins will continue to be the focal point of what the Timberwolves do offensively. Martin is very close to a return, and could be back as soon as Wednesday's contest.
Jan 19 - 1:05 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Charlotte.

This is the first time Martin has been listed as questionable since fracturing his wrist back in November. He has gone through multiple full-contact practices, so he should not be floating around on any waiver wires at this point. It's not clear if he'll have a minutes restriction upon his return, and it'll be interesting to see if how he works alongside the now surging Andrew Wiggins. Shabazz Muhammad (abdominal strain) will likely take the biggest hit with the return of Martin.
Jan 18 - 2:54 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

He isn't quite there yet, but the fact that Minnesota is updating his status prior to tip-off suggests that his return is getting close. If Martin is still floating around the waiver wire, give him a long look for his ability to knock down 3-pointers.
Jan 17 - 7:28 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) are listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Nuggets.

To be clear, we still don't think they have a shot to play on Saturday, but crazier things have happened so owners should check back before tip-off. Martin is worth grabbing in all standard leagues for his ability to knock down 3-pointers in a hurry, while Pekovic's outlook is a little more bleak with the emergence of Gorgui Dieng.
Jan 17 - 1:36 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play against the Suns on Saturday.

He was doubtful for tonight, but at least he is getting closer. Martin had his best game of the season while breaking his wrist with a 37-point game against the Knicks, so he's worth grabbing in all standard leagues right now.
Jan 16 - 8:13 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Suns.

While Martin looks unlikely for Friday's game, he has gone through multiple full-contact practices, and he's getting very close to making a return. Chase Budinger and Robbie Hummel have seen increased minutes with both Martin and Shabazz Muhammad (abdominal) sidelined, however, the primary beneficiary has been Andrew Wiggins. If Martin can't go Friday, his next opportunity will be Saturday vs. Denver. Stay tuned.

After going through a full contact practice on Thursday, Kevin Martin (wrist) said he thinks he's "getting close" to making a return.

When asked if "close," meant as soon as Friday’s game in Phoenix, Martin said, "I don’t think it’s likely, but you never know when you wake up." Timberwolves' head coach Flip Saunders has said that the decision will ultimately by Martin's, but it sounds like he will be on the court very soon, so if he's floating around on the waiver wire go and get him. If Martin can't go Friday his next opportunity will come Saturday vs. Denver and then Monday vs. Charlotte. Stay tuned.
Jan 16 - 9:51 AM

Kevin Martin (wrist) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) were full participants in practice on Monday.

It's clear that Martin's wrist injury is healthy and he should be ready to go soon. There is talk of Martin going through a D-League stint, but the loss of Shabazz Muhammad (abdominal) may change that. If Martin is available, he's worth a look in standard leagues.
Jan 12 - 2:36 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) could return to action next weekend.

That would put him right on track for his prognosis from back in November. Martin's last game was his best game of the season with 37 points against the hapless Knicks, but the emergence of Shabazz Muhammad might cut his minutes down. He's worth a stash if you have some dead weight on your roster.
Jan 9 - 7:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Mo Williams
SG1Kevin Martin
2Chase Budinger
3Troy Daniels
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Anthony Bennett
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Gorgui Dieng
3Miroslav Raduljica