HoopsHype Kevin Martin rumors

December 18, 2013 Updates

Martin underwent treatment after practice and didn't talk with media members before leaving the arena, but I'm hearing he's feeling better with what likely is knee tendinitis. His knee first bothered him last week in Detroit and really flared up in the second half of Friday's game at San Antonio. He said before Monday's game that he needed to get his knee "right." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 16, 2013 Updates

Kevin Martin didn't exactly say before tonight's game at Boston that he won't play but he sure sounded like it. Martin played just 19 minutes in Sunday's victory at Memphis because of what he'd only specify as a hurting knee and didn't score for the first time since Valentine's Day 2012. Asked before the game if it was his decision or Rick Adelman's decision, Martin said: "That's a knee decision. It doesn't feel good at all. It's something I've got to get right. I don't know. It's hard to tell. There's a lot of pain in the knee. It's a time I've got to get it right." [...] Martin said the knee has been bothering him since a game at Detroit last week. He said he didn't hit it or hurt it in a specific play. "Just over time," he said. "Maybe old-man age." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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The Thunder knew it likely wouldn't be able to re-sign Kevin Martin, who OKC acquired -- with Lamb -- in the Harden deal. So Lamb got ready for his shot. Sometimes, his mother and sister would come along for the ride, and listen to him grumble. NBA.com

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"It's a case of people making something out of nothing," Martin told ESPN.com on Wednesday. "KD is my guy and we've already talked, so he knows for sure that it wasn't a shot at him. Way too much respect for him." On Sunday night, after scoring 30 points on just 12 shots in Minnesota's victory at Madison Square Garden over New York, Martin was quoted as saying: "This is such a fun team to play on. Nobody is trying to lead the league in scoring here." ESPN.com

November 4, 2013 Updates

Kevin Martin: "This is such a fun team to play on. Nobody is trying to lead the league in scoring here. Everybody has the big picture of getting to the playoffs. That’s one thing I told young guys that have never been there, it’s about team ball and just playing for one another. That’s what makes teams fun to play on." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

November 2, 2013 Updates

The former Thunder guard assumed becoming an unrestricted free agent for the first time would be exhilarating, a liberating process in which he, at 30 years old, finally controlled his destiny. But when teams came calling in July, the game suddenly turned serious. “Everybody says free agency is fun. It wasn't fun for me,” Martin said before his Minnesota Timberwolves hosted the Thunder on Friday night. “That's a big decision to make for yourself and for your family. I thought it was going to be fun. It was stressful.” Oklahoman

Martin said he had an idea last year would be his only season in Oklahoma City. There were moments throughout the year, he said, that confirmed that reality. “A lot of times the NBA is about the business,” Martin said. “You saw that firsthand with James Harden. Sometimes both sides have to make tough decisions.” Oklahoman

October 15, 2013 Updates

Kevin Martin came back to practice today after a week away even though his Achilles tendon still is sore. He returned along with his teammates who hadn't practiced since Saturday's listless loss to the Raptors at Target Center because there's important work to be done with five uninterrupted practices this week before the team's final three preseason games. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

September 21, 2013 Updates

What was the best move by Minnesota this summer? Ricky Rubio: There's been a lot of good moves, but (Nikola) Pekovic was a very important piece for us. (Chase) Budinger is a key player for us. Kevin Martin will give us extra scoring punch. He's been with coach (Rick Adelman) for several seasons scoring 20-plus points, which means his system works for him. What about Corey Brewer? RR: I like that one too. (Andrei) Kirilenko was taking this team to another level defensively and with him leaving, it's good to have Corey Brewer, who can also give us that. HoopsHype

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