Steve Kyler: For some that have asked… Kevin Martin had $8 million due him between this year and option year next year – Settled on $4m for his exit.
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Marc Stein: ESPN sources say that the Timberwolves and Kevin Martin have reached terms on a buyout agreement and have submitted it for league approval
Jerry Zgoda: Following @Marc Stein recent tweet… Kevin Martin just texted: “After a sleepless 5 days, I have accepted an agreement I’m excited about”
Jeff McDonald: Dallas is the other possible team I’ve heard.
The San Antonio Spurs have emerged as strong contenders to sign Kevin Martin if the veteran shooting guard secures his expected buyout from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to league sources. Sources said Saturday that the Spurs have made the strongest pitch so far among the various playoff contenders chasing Martin, who has been in advanced negotiations on a contract buyout with Minnesota. Martin and the Timberwolves have until midnight (ET) on Tuesday to part ways in order for Martin to be playoff eligible for his next team.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets, sources say, are also among the known suitors for the 12-year veteran, who has averaged 17.6 points in 30.5 minutes per game in his career.
Darren Wolfson: Also, no Kevin Martin buyout yet, but add the Rockets among the interested teams. #twolves
Chris Fedor: For what #Cavs are offering in terms of playing time/role, Kevin Martin has always been the more logical “fit,” as I said on radio all week
The Mavs will have interest in Kevin Martin if he receives a buyout, sources said, but he is likely to land with a team that has a better chance of contending. A source named the Cavs, Heat, Hawks and Thunder as suitors for Martin, depending on Joe Johnson’s decision.
The Timberwolves bought out Andre Miller’s expiring contract and waived the veteran guard Thursday, the same day team owner Glen Taylor said he’d be “open” to doing the same with Kevin Martin. Miller’s one-year contract he signed for the NBA’s veteran minimum $1.5 million salary will expire this summer, so the transaction allows the 39-year-old to join a team aimed at the playoffs if he clears waivers Saturday.
Taylor said his team hasn’t approached Martin’s side about a contract buyout but said he’d be “open” if Martin’s agent makes a proposal so his client can sign with a playoff-bound team. “I’m not pursuing that,” said Taylor, who also owns the Star Tribune. “You always need some guys with experience who can shoot threes.”
But Taylor said he’d be “open” if Martin’s side calls and makes a proposal. “I’m not pursuing that,” Taylor said. “You always need some guys with experience who can shoot threes.”
Darren Wolfson: No buyout talks on Martin, as I said on @1500ESPN. Milt says maybe later. #twolves
Another name to watch should Thursday’s deadline pass without a deal is Minnesota’s Kevin Martin. The Timberwolves have tried to trade Martin for a year now, and considered buying him out last February before ultimately keeping him. Martin is 33 and doesn’t fit in the Wolves’ rebuilding plans, but there’s been no market for him, and he will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Dallas and Milwaukee, among others, has kicked the tires on him (as had Charlotte, before acquiring Courtney Lee) but with the possibility of him being waived after the trade deadline, there has not been much urgency to acquire him.
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