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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 will come off the bench in Minnesota under interim head coach Sam Mitchell.
Mitchell named Zach LaVine the team's starting two-guard on Tuesday, so the flip side of that is that Martin will transition to a sixth man role for the Wolves. Health has been a major issue for Martin throughout his career, so perhaps transitioning to a bench role (and thus seeing fewer minutes per game) will help him stay healthy. Despite a decrease in his workload, Martin should be able to see minutes to turn out standard league value, so he'll make for a decent late-round gamble on draft day for those willing to assume the risk. Oct 6 - 5:01 PM

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Kevin Martin "made it pretty clear" he wants to start this year, according to Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press.

The Wolves are shifting Zach LaVine more to a shooting guard, which could cut into Martin's playing time. Martin is really sliding in drafts, but he could be a nice pick with the Wolves stressing the 3-point shot. He is likely going to lead the team in makes.
Sep 28 - 3:14 PM

Sam Mitchell said that he wants Kevin Martin to improve as a ball handler.

"That’s something we’ll work with Kevin [Martin] about, get him handling the ball a bit better facilitating the offense rather than just scoring," Mitchell said. "Anytime you have a guy who can handle the ball and score, teams are going to commit two guys to stop him. It just makes you a better basketball team." Martin will be the starting shooting guard right out of the gate, but his minutes could decline towards the end of the season when the Wolves inevitably fall out of playoff contention and start to give players such as Zach LaVine more opportunities.
Sep 27 - 11:05 AM

Kevin Martin returned from an illness Wednesday and went off for 29 points (9-of-15), three 3-pointers and two steals in a loss to the Thunder.

If you had the guts to use him in daily tonight, congratulations are in order. Zach LaVine wrapped up an outstanding rookie season and came through with 19 points and 13 assists, Andrew Wiggins, the likely Rookie of the Year, added 23 points and six boards, and unknown Arinze Onuaku started at center and had 12 points and six rebounds. The Wolves finish with a league-worst record of 16-66.
Apr 15 - 11:57 PM

Kevin Martin (illness) is expected to play vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

Martin has played well when healthy this season and he's worth plugging into active lineups once his status is confirmed. The bad news is that he'll finish the year with just 39 games played. He's missed 25.8 percent of all possible games since joining the NBA in 2004, an average of 20.7 DNPs per season, which is part of the reason he'll slide way down fantasy draft boards next season.
Apr 15 - 6:55 PM

Kevin Martin (illness) is questionable vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

He has been struggling with the illness for a while now, and considering the Wolves are in no hurry to win, Martin's owner's should be prepared in case he picks up another DNP. With Chase Budinger considered doubtful, Robbie Hummel and Lorenzo Brown will have to step up.
Apr 15 - 10:48 AM

Kevin Martin (illness) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

He's been on the the injury report due to an illness since Apr. 10, but he's played through the issue until now. Lorenzo Brown will start and the Wolves should have a very, very tight rotation tonight. Chase Budinger also benefits.
Apr 13 - 6:54 PM

Kevin Martin (illness) did not go through shootaround, leaving him questionable to play on Monday against the Pelicans.

Martin played 32 minutes on Saturday after returning from a hamstring injury, but he's been in and out of the lineup all season, and with the Wolves not playing for anything except ping pong balls, it wouldn't surprise us to see Martin sit on Monday. If that's the case, Lorenzo Brown should draw the start with Chase Budinger also picking up some extra time.
Apr 13 - 12:21 PM

Kevin Martin played 32 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

The minutes are a good sign following just 26 minutes on Friday. Martin is probably only going to be the third option on offense behind two rookies, Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins. Yes, that's unusual.
Apr 12 - 1:25 AM

Kevin Martin (hamstring) will play vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

Martin said that he should probably be in bed so it's clear that he won't be 100 percent tonight. Still, The Wolves are desperate for bodies and they will rely heavily on Martin for his scoring prowess. Get him in your lineup.
Apr 11 - 9:47 PM

Kevin Martin (illness) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Saturday.

He was probable for Friday night and only played 26 minutes, so maybe he wasn't at 100 percent. Martin has also been battling a hamstring injury, which cost him six games up to Apr. 3. If he's out, Lorenzo Brown would start and get major minutes. Chase Budinger and Zach LaVine would also likely have more shots go their way.
Apr 11 - 3:26 PM

Kevin Martin played through an illness on Friday against the Lakers, scoring just six points on 2-of-8 shooting with two rebounds in 26 minutes.

It looked like the Wolves were feeding Andrew Wiggins tonight on the big stage and at the same time Martin didn't have much to give. He's going to be a headache to own no matter what, and he'll be a dice-roll in terms of production even if he does play. This late in the year that doesn't equate to must-own status.
Apr 11 - 4:07 AM

Kevin Martin (illness) has been upgraded to probable to face the Lakers on Friday.

He was questionable just 80 minutes ago, but he should be ready to roll now. For what it's worth, Martin has played in each of the last four times he's been probable to play. Still, there's some risk in starting him in a late game. Lorenzo Brown is not an option.
Apr 10 - 4:10 PM

Kevin Martin (illness) missed shootaround and is questionable to play against the Lakers on Friday night.

Martin has been playing through a hamstring issue and it's anyone's guess on whether or not he'll play in the road game. If Martin is out, Lorenzo Brown would likely start and play minutes in the low 30s. Chase Budinger and Zach LaVine would also benefit with more shots going their way. Brown isn't a reliable option on a 12-game night.
Apr 10 - 2:50 PM

Kevin Martin played through his sore hamstring on Wednesday and hit 5-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, three boards, two assists and a steal.

He could be shut down at any time given his shaky health, but as long as he's going to play for the Wolves, he is worth starting for your fantasy team.
Apr 9 - 1:01 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Andre Miller
3Tyus Jones
4Lorenzo Brown
SG1Zach LaVine
2Kevin Martin
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Nemanja Bjelica
4Tayshaun Prince
5Damjan Rudez
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Gorgui Dieng
3Nikola Pekovic