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Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin
Position: G
Born: 02/01/83
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
Salary: $7,085,000
The Timberwolves sought out trading partners for two veteran shooting guards, Chase Budinger and Kevin Martin. Sources have said, though, that a deal for one or both of those players will be much more likely this summer, with Budinger’s contract down to one year at $5 million and Martin’s to two years for $14.4 million. Saunders likes Martin and won’t give him away, but Minnesota is not expecting big returns for either player, should a move come about.
Saunders insists he’s not trading Martin. “I think he’s more valuable to us,” said Saunders, who in a lesser move could trade Chase Budinger or Anthony Bennett by Thursday. “That’s where we’re at right now. Those two guys were not starters when the season started. Brewer was coming off the bench behind Martin and Wiggins, and Mo was backing up Ricky. Martin was a starter. So from our perspective, I place a lot of value on Kevin, what he can do and how he can help Wiggins and these other guys.”
Kevin Martin plans to play tonight against Boston at Target Center, his first game back since he fractured his right shooting wrist against New York on Nov. 19, according to sources with knowledge of his health. He had hoped to make his return last Wednesday against Dallas, but awoke that morning with it significantly swollen. He had fluid drained from it on Thursday and has had a compression brace on it since then.
Veteran guard Kevin Martin returned to shooting workouts Monday for the first time in nearly a week now that he had fluid drained from his surgically repaired wrist, and said he’s hopeful he can return for Wednesday’s game against Boston. “It feels better now than it did when I started practicing two weeks ago,” said Martin, out since November. “Getting it drained helps a lot.”
Two of the three injured Timberwolves starters had positive developments Wednesday — but their returns likely remain weeks away. Center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and guard Kevin Martin (wrist) both participated in contract drills Wednesday morning. “They are making a little bit of progress,” Wolves coach Flip Saunders said. The Wolves, however, remain cautious with point guard Ricky Rubio (ankle). “He still has some soreness after … he runs,” Saunders said.