HoopsHype Cartier Martin rumors

July 12, 2012 Updates

Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has re-signed forward/guard Cartier Martin. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. "Cartier has been with our team for parts of the past three seasons and he has always made a positive contribution both on the court and in the locker room," said Grunfeld. "In addition to his three-point shooting touch, he is a good defender and gives us another solid veteran to help solidify our bench." NBA.com

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On the drive, Martin made a phone call to transfer some money — to help control spending, he had only a small amount accessible at any given time — and ran into an problem. He’d turned most of his money over to be managed by Dave Salinas, a friend and mentor. Salinas, a successful Houston-area financial adviser, guided Martin through AAU ball, had been a constant confidante and even bought Martin his first car. “A father figure,” Martin calls him. Martin didn’t know what was wrong with his account and didn’t have time to figure it out. He attended the funeral and when he turned on his phone later, he was inundated with text messages: Have you heard the news? Washington Post

Martin said he lost “hundreds of thousands.” While he’s working with attorneys to recoup some of that money from Salinas’s estate, he was instantly put in a bind last summer. Martin said he had only $1,000 in his account and with the NBA lockout jeopardizing the 2011-12 season, he didn’t know when he’d receive another paycheck. Washington Post

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Cartier Martin has been on quite the adventure in the year since he last suited up for the Wizards. He underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, recovered, signed in China because of uncertainty about the lockout, dropped 49 points in a game against J.R. Smith, and went back to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League to play in anticipation of another call-up. Martin finally found his way back to Washington on Wednesday when he signed a 10-day contract with a team he is very familiar with, despite some of the recent coaching, personnel and even uniform/color changes. But after practice, Martin insisted that the Wizards are also getting a different player than the one who played 52 games with the team last season and eight the season before. Washington Post

The Washington Wizards have found solid replacement players from the NBA Development League in the past and, in a move that shouldn't be surprising, they're going with what's worked once again. After a 10-day testing period of Edwin Ubiles, Washington has decided to dig into the D-League once again. Cartier Martin is expected to sign with the Wizards, according to a league source, after playing 52 games with the team last season. Martin decided to play in China while the NBA lockout situation was being sorted out, but returned to the Iowa Energy earlier this month. Ridiculous Upside

March 27, 2012 Updates

The Washington Wizards have found solid replacement players from the NBA Development League in the past and, in a move that shouldn't be surprising, they're going with what's worked once again. After a 10-day testing period of Edwin Ubiles, Washington has decided to dig into the D-League once again. Cartier Martin is expected to sign with the Wizards, according to a league source, after playing 52 games with the team last season. Martin decided to play in China while the NBA lockout situation was being sorted out, but returned to the Iowa Energy earlier this month. Ridiculous Upside

The Wizards are set to have a reunion with Cartier Martin and sign him to a 10-day contract in advance of their game against the Indiana Pacers, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Martin is averaging 18.3 points and has connected on 15 of 27 three-point field goal attempts (55.6 percent) in seven games with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League. Martin averaged 26.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 30 games in China before joining the Wizards’ D-League affiliate in Iowa. He also is familiar with the Wizards, having spent part of the past two seasons with the Wizards and participating in summer league with John Wall in the summer of 2010. He averaged 4.0 points and shot 39.4 percent from beyond the three-point line in 52 games for the Wizards last season but suffered a stress fracture in his left foot after earlier missing action with a strained right patella tendon. Washington Post

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The Wizards have 12 players under contract heading into training camp, and that likely will not change much over the next few weeks. They have extended training camp invites to Lester Hudson and Cartier Martin, but the team has not decided whether it will enter the year with 13, 14 or 15 players. Washington Post

July 28, 2010 Updates

They still have a qualifying offer out for Cartier Martin, who played well at summer league and is expected to get a training camp invitation. Lester Hudson is also likely going to audition for a spot when the team convenes in late September. The team rescinded a qualifying offer for Cedric Jackson last week, making him an unrestricted free agency. It is also still undecided about signing second-round pick Hamady N'Diaye. "We're working on finalizing the last couple of spots on the roster," Grunfeld said. "We have a couple of months to do that. We're going to see which opportunities are available to us, which players are available to us and then we'll act accordingly. Washington Post

"Cartier Martin played well for us in summer league and there are some other names that are still out there who may be able to help us," he said. "We'll bring in some more players before it's all said and done to bring in some more depth [at small forward]." Washington Post

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