Cody Martin Rumors

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Cody Martin
Cody Martin
Position: F
Born: 09/28/95
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $1,173,310
After the brothers starred at Nevada from 2017-19, Cody was drafted by the home-state Charlotte Hornets in the second round of the NBA draft. Caleb, the younger brother by one minute, went undrafted and got free-agent offers from a couple of NBA teams, including Charlotte, which is located one hour south of where they grew up in Mocksville, N.C. You might think Caleb jumped at the opportunity to sign with Charlotte so he could try and break into the NBA alongside his brother. But that wasn’t the case.
“I wasn’t even thinking of coming to Charlotte,” Caleb revealed in part one of his interview on NSN Daily. “At this point in our careers, Cody had gotten drafted and I was at the point where I didn’t want to make it seem like I wanted to go where Cody went. Really, I was trying my hardest — even though I had all options open, the door was open anywhere, I was just looking for the best opportunity and situation for me to play — but I didn’t really want to go to Charlotte because I wanted Cody to do his own thing, and I wanted it to be time we had our own identities and show people we could play without each other and still be really good players.”
“I had a couple other options and I almost signed with one team literally the day before,” Martin said. “I talked to my agent and talked to a couple of my friends. Going through the final options, it came up that Charlotte would have been the best option because the team was so young, some guys were at the end of their contract years, they had older vets on the team and some of those guys the team wasn’t in the position to play because they were going young and making it a development year.”
All the players said they enjoyed learning more about the classic NBA characters in that series. Obviously, today’s players love watching peak Bryant — now more than ever. Bynum has become something of a curiosity. “People forget how good Bynum was,” Zeller said. “He was a monster.” Caleb Martin said he was surprised at the speed and athleticism of a young Danilo Gallinari, playing almost full time as a wing. “You know of these guys, but you never sit down and actually watch them play a full game,” Cody Martin said.