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Cartier Martin | Guard/Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: Kansas State
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Cartier Martin (foot) will not play again on Thursday.
Martin was unavailable on Wednesday, and he's not ready to return just yet. Spencer Dinwiddie will play backup to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope once again. Oct 30 - 6:47 PM

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Cartier Martin (foot) will not play on Wednesday.

He has plantar fasciitis and could miss more time. Spencer Dinwiddie will back up Kentavious Caldewell-Pope.
Oct 29 - 8:31 PM

Cartier Martin (plantar fasciitis) is a game-time decision for Wednesday.

It's definitely not a great sign for a player to have plantar fasciitis before the season starts. Martin could have been in the starting lineup for the Pistons, but Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee) is ready to go. He can be ignored everywhere while KCP is basically a must-own guy for his upside.
Oct 29 - 2:21 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy confirmed on Saturday that Cartier Martin will start at shooting guard on Wednesday if Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is unable to suit up.

If KCP does indeed sit out then Martin could be a decent daily option especially with Jodie Meeks (back) still out. KCP is still the player to target late in your drafts for his upside and he is not expected to be out much longer.

Cartier Martin had six steals in 32 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday to go with 17 points, two rebounds and three 3-pointers.

He has played well and would get some serious burn if Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee) needs to miss time. There has been very little info on KCP, but he's expected to be ready for opening night. You can just keep an eye on Cartier in very deep leagues.
Oct 23 - 11:40 PM

Cartier Martin's sore right shoulder hasn't given him any trouble since returning to action on Thursday.

Martin is averaging 7.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 18 minutes per game. He could earn more minutes if Jodie Meeks (back) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee) miss any games, but neither player's injury is believed to be serious.
Oct 13 - 12:24 AM

Cartier Martin (sore right shoulder) will not play in Tuesday's preseason opener.

Martin's absence sounds precautionary, and his presence isn't likely to be noticed by most fantasy owners. With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Jodie Meeks, Caron Butler and Kyle Singler all jockeying for minutes in the wing rotation, Martin isn't likely to have any appeal this season.
Oct 7 - 7:09 PM

The Pistons officially signed Cartier Martin on Monday.

Martin will compete for minutes with Caron Butler, Kyle Singler, and Luigi Datome, and he's not someone to target in standard leagues.
Aug 18 - 4:01 PM

The Pistons have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with SF Cartier Martin.

Detroit also came to terms with Jodie Meeks, and Stan Van Gundy's priorities have been revealed with two deadly 3-point shooters signed after one day of free agency. Even if Josh Smith is traded or shifted to PF, as expected, Martin will face competition from Kyle Singler and Luigi Datome at the SF spot.
Jul 1 - 5:03 PM

Cartier Martin will start against the Bobcats on Monday.

DeMarre Carroll is getting rest tonight and it's probably going to be Cartier time for much of this game. Martin logged 29 minutes in Carroll's last DNP on Mar. 29, scoring 13 points with four boards, two assists, one block, two steals and two 3-pointers. There's a good chance he'll be above 30 minutes tonight and may be even above 35. He's a option for owners in daily leagues.
Apr 14 - 3:00 PM

Cartier Martin started in place of DeMarre Carroll (illness) in Saturday's game vs. the Wizards, scoring 13 points with four boards, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

The Hawks don't seem to be very confident in playing Mike Scott at small forward and their guards are too small to play there as well, so Martin got some run tonight. Carroll doesn't project to miss much time which makes Martin a bit of an undesirable guy in most situations.
Mar 29 - 10:45 PM

Cartier Martin hit 7-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, six rebounds and three steals in 24 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

This game was a blowout and he was one of just a handful of Hawks able to make a shot tonight. The Hawks are still fighting for a playoff spot and need their starters to play better, so don't expect to see Cart-Mart do this on a regular basis.
Mar 6 - 1:21 AM

Hawks signed Cartier Martin for the rest of the season.

Martin had to be waived so that the Antawn Jamison trade could go through. Once Jamison was waived, the Hawks were able to re-sign Martin. He'll be DeMarre Carrol's backup going forward.
Feb 21 - 1:33 PM

Hawks will waive F Cartier Martin.

Martin is on a 10-day deal, but the Hawks will dump him early so they can get Antawn Jamison onto the roster. It's further confirmation that DeMarre Carroll (hamstring) is a good bet to return Friday.
Feb 20 - 5:56 PM

Cartier Martin will start again on Wednesday night.

He started on Tuesday night and played 20 minutes, scoring 12 points with five boards and three 3-pointers. Martin could see more playing time tonight with Lou Williams dealing with migraines and also playing on a back-to-back, so he's worth a look in deeper leagues as a plug-and-play.
Feb 19 - 6:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Jodie Meeks
2Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
3Cartier Martin
SF1Kyle Singler
2Caron Butler
3Luigi Datome
PF1Josh Smith
2Greg Monroe
3Jonas Jerebko
4Tony Mitchell
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony