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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Cartier Martin had 12 points, five rebounds, a block and three 3-pointers on 4-of-7 shooting in a start for DeMarre Carroll on Tuesday.

Carroll shouldn't miss much time with his hamstring injury, meaning it will be a short-lived run for Martin. Ignore him except in the deepest of leagues, although it doesn't sound like Carroll will play on Wednesday, either.
Feb 18 - 9:37 PM

Cartier Martin will start at SF for the Hawks on Tuesday with DeMarre Carroll (hamstring) unavailable.

The move allows Lou Williams to stay in his bench role while keeping Kyle Korver at SG, so it should be less disruptive than the alternative. Martin is still playing on a second 10-day contract but it's possible that Atlanta will keep him around with their final roster spot once his current deal expires.
Feb 18 - 7:02 PM

The Hawks signed G/F Cartier Martin to a second 10-day contract on Tuesday.

Martin will be ready to go for games on Tuesday and Wednesday, but his deal will expire during the All-Star break so the Hawks will either have to re-sign him for the rest of the season or let him seek a deal elsewhere. He's averaging just 5.8 points per game but is shooting a stellar 42.6 percent from downtown.
Feb 11 - 6:55 PM

Hawks sign G/F Cartier Martin.

Martin recently spent a few weeks with the Bulls and he's earned another 10-day deal with the Hawks, for whom he averaged 6.6 points in 25 games earlier this season. He's likely to reprise a similar role the second time around, meaning he belongs on the waiver wire.
Feb 1 - 12:00 PM

Cartier Martin's second 10-day contract with the Bulls has expired.

Martin is back on the street as a free agent. He averaged 2.5 points while playing 8.0 minutes in six appearances.
Jan 31 - 12:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
SG1Jodie Meeks
2Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SF1Josh Smith
2Caron Butler
3Kyle Singler
4Cartier Martin
5Luigi Datome
6Josh Bostic
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Tony Mitchell
C1Andre Drummond
2Aaron Gray
3Hasheem Thabeet
4Joel Anthony