Kevin Martin RUMORS & NEWS

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Minnesota's been determined to unload Kevin Martin and JJ Barea in a Love deal -- no easy task for Cavs to make work without a third team.

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    Andy Greder @twolvesnow

    RT @Twolves_PR: Coach Rick Adelman tells the media that Nikola Pekovic, Shabazz Muhammad and Kevin Martin are all out tonight. #Twolves

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Kevin Martin also says he feels good enough to play tonight. Said he had two days of good practice and is good enough to start. #Twolves

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    K-Mart and Pek again going through 5-on-5 scrimmaging today. Both considered questionable for tomorrow night. #Twolves

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    T-Wolves guard Kevin Martin saw a hand specialist this week for broken left thumb & will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks, I'm told.

  • Wolves' Love sidelined by bruised left quadriceps

    NBA.com "All-Star forward Kevin Love missed Minnesota's game against Portland because of a bruised left quadriceps, and starting point guard Kevin Martin also was out Saturday night because of a broken left thumb that will sideline him indefinitely. During halftime, Love told The Associated Press he..." February 09

  • Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin a good match in Wolves' backcourt

    Fox Sports North "If it had gone Kevin Martin's way, this union would've been established four years ago. But Sacramento went with Tyreke Evans with the 2009 NBA Draft's fourth overall pick -- one spot ahead of the Timberwolves, which took international sensation Ricky Rubio at No. 5. Then a senior member of a..." December 16

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    #Twolves Kevin Martin will not play tonight at Boston due to left knee soreness. Hummel to start.

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    Minnesota's Kevin Martin has flu-like symptoms and will not play vs. #Cavs

  • Move to Minnesota was a tough decision for Kevin Martin

    The Oklahoman "Free agency wasn't what Kevin Martin thought it would be. 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..." November 02

  • Love scores 22, Martin 21 in Wolves' victory over Celtics in Montreal

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves’ 104-89 victory over Boston on Sunday night in a place where hockey usually packs ‘em in confirmed what Rick Adelman already suspected about his team while it still left questions about those things he doesn’t yet know. “We’ll make shots” he said afterward. “This team will be..." October 20

  • Kevin Martin right at home with Rick Adelman and the Timberwolves

    SB Nation "Kevin Martin and Rick Adelman are reunited after two years apart. Together they hope to solve a position that has been a sore spot for the Timberwolves for many seasons. Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman's game is as pretty as it is potent when he has the proper pieces. His corner offense is all..." October 12

  • Shooting guard Martin is perfect fit for Wolves' system

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Given that professional basketball players spend most of their careers singing odes to the prospect of winning championships moving on from an NBA title contender to a youthful team trying to establish itself looks on the face of it like a tough shift. But new Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin..." August 14

  • Kevin Martin brings lessons learned in Oklahoma City to Twin Cities

    Fox Sports North "According to Kevin Martin, his one-year stay in Oklahoma City proved much more than just an in-between layover. Even entering the 10th year of a pretty successful career, the Minnesota Timberwolves' free-agent shooting guard acquisition is open to absorbing any lesson available. And the..." July 21

  • Martin to sign 4-year $28 million contract with Timberwolves

    Yahoo! Sports "Kevin Martin has reached agreement on a four-year, $28 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Martin's agreement comes after the Timberwolves also struck a deal to re-sign Chase Budinger for three years, $16 million. Martin, 30, averaged 14 points..." July 02

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Thunder, I'm told, have lined up a telephone summit this afternoon with in-demand shooting guard Kevin Martin

  • Kevin Martin left thirsting for more

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Martin played so well so early after he joined the Thunder, perhaps there was nowhere to go but down. When James Harden turned down the Thunder's extension offer, reportedly worth $53 million for four years, he summarily was sent to the Houston Rockets in a nine-player trade just five..." May 29

  • Kevin Martin talks free agency, fitting in with Thunder

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Martin will be perhaps the best shooting guard on the free agent market this summer. Yet there is a growing sentiment that the Thunder might not need to re-sign him to continue contending. On more than one occasion this season, Martin has stated his preference to return. But the decision..." March 25

  • Can Kevin Martin end his road struggles Thursday against the Knicks

    The Oklahoman "Thunder sixth man Kevin Martin has struggled on the road this season, which can be a tad intimidating when your next appearance is on the biggest stage of all. Oklahoma City (44-16) faces the New York Knicks (36-21) at 7 p.m. today in Madison Square Garden – aka The World's Most Famous Arena,..." March 07

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    Darnell Mayberry @

    Kevin Martin, who missed Sunday's game at Phoenix with flu-like symptoms, will play tonight at Utah.

  • Kevin Martin will remain the sixth man for now

    The Oklahoman "Thunder coach Scott Brooks said he currently has no plans to insert Kevin Martin into the starting lineup but left the door open for that to change down the line. "At this moment, no, I don't see it changing," Brooks said. "You never know. It's a long season. A lot of things can happen. But we..." November 19

  • K-Mart is no blue light special; Thunder gets nothing but quality play out of newcomer

    The Oklahoman "The Kevin Martin/James Harden comparisons aren't likely to end anytime soon, so no reason to fight it. In fact, here's another way K-Mart mimics Harden. Things just go better for the Thunder when Martin is in the game. Harden always brought a certain something to the court. Sometimes..." November 12

  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Martin fitting in well with his new team

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Martin is sitting in front of his locker in a mostly empty Oklahoma City Thunder locker room but gladly takes off his head phones to talk to a reporter from Ohio before Sunday evening's game against the Cavaliers. He says he feels as comfortable as he looks after the stunning Oct. 28..." November 12

  • Kevin Martin 'waiting for the moment' when the Thunder clicks

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Martin admitted to being nervous prior to tip-off Thursday night. The basketball didn't bother him. This, as he said, was a different type of nervous. It was his debut game as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the recently-acquired shooting guard just didn't want to mess..." November 04

  • James Harden vs Kevin Martin: how the shots add up

    Welcome To Loud City "James Harden is now lighting it up in Houston and Thunder fans are left to wonder what walked out their door. There is little time left to ponder the what if's however, because walking in the door is former Rockets guard Kevin Martin, who is no slouch at scoring the ball. How do they stack..." November 01

  • Kevin Martin thrilled with a chance to play for championship-caliber team

    The Oklahoman "As he made his way through a media horde to step in front of the team banner that would be the backdrop at his introductory press conference, Kevin Martin on Monday casually was asked how he was doing. "I'm doing great now," said the slender new shooting guard who arrived Sunday as part of a..." October 30

  • Kevin Martin can score, but he will be expected to play defense, too

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Martin is a remarkable offensive player, but this we knew. "Kevin can fill it up … pretty quickly, and I'm sure you guys have seen that the last few years," a smiling Kevin Durant told reporters of his new teammate after Monday's practice, and Durant is the guy who has scored more points..." October 30

  • Dissecting Kevin Martin's efficiency

    ESPN.com "Kevin Martin won't replace James Harden's beard, but as hyper-efficient scoring guards go, it's hard to find a player with a better résumé than Martin. As recently as 2010-11, Martin was second to Kobe Bryant in points per minutes played -- and was more efficient than Bryant has ever been. And..." October 29

  • Kevin Martin has been one of NBA's most efficient offensive players

    The Oklahoman "Based on how Kevin Martin has performed throughout his NBA career, it's not outlandish to think the Thunder potentially has replaced last season's Sixth Man of the Year with this year's winner. Martin has been one of the league's most efficient offensive players the past six seasons. Whether he..." October 29

  • Rockets deal Martin, Lamb to Oklahoma City for Harden

    Houston Chronicle "Daryl Morey has long stated that his goal has been to bring in a franchise-changing all-star player. The Rockets' general manager is banking on that player being James Harden. The Rockets made a blockbuster trade just days before the regular season begins, shipping leading scorer Kevin..." October 28

  • McHale to meet with Martin about coming back

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard Kevin Martin said he and Rockets coach Kevin McHale will meet to discuss whether he should come back after missing 20 games with a strained right shoulder. "I feel like I'm getting better," Martin said. "We'll talk about what is the best thing for the team. We'll see how tomorrow..." April 18

  • Rockets unsure about Kevin Martin's return

    Houston Chronicle "After all the physical therapy and weight training sessions, all the small icebergs that have melted on his right shoulder, Kevin Martin still cannot guess when he will be able to play again. Day-to-day has stretched to nearly a month, with no end to his long recovery in sight. "It's always..." April 10

  • Kevin Martin addresses trade rumors

    Houston Chronicle "With his role in the Rockets' offense and rotation dramatically reduced as his performance and production have declined, Kevin Martin carefully addressed the potential that he could be moved by Thursday's trade deadline. He did not say if he would prefer to be dealt or not, but for months since..." March 13

  • Martin's shooting touch remains touchy

    Houston Chronicle "Guard Kevin Martin's shooting touch has not returned from the All Star break. After making two of 10 shots against the Jazz on Wednesday, he is 5-of-25 in the two games since the break, 1-of-10 from beyond the 3-point arc. Against the Jazz, he was pulled four minutes into the second half and..." March 02

  • Rockets 93, 76ers 87: Strong fourth quarter by Martin, Lowry prevents history from repeating

    Houston Chronicle "For four consecutive years, the Rockets led the Philadelphia 76ers by double digits in Toyota Center. For four consecutive years, the Sixers rallied to win in some of the Rockets' most maddening, team-meeting-inspiring losses of each season. The Rockets got their double-digit advantage again..." February 23

  • Kevin Martin OK with just 'chilling'

    Houston Chronicle "Guard Kevin Martin had the first scoreless game as a starter in his career but said he does not believe the Rockets need to feature him more in the offense, despite taking just three shots in his 19 minutes on Tuesday. "No, I wouldn't call that," Martin said. "I don't need plays for me to get..." February 15

  • Rockets seek to help Martin as he fights shooting slump

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard Kevin Martin has been in the NBA long enough — eight seasons — to know slumps come and go. If he needed a reminder, he has seen slumps pass through the locker room this season like a bad cold. That does not make it easier to be the afflicted scorer. It does help, Martin said,..." February 12

  • Why the defensive switch on Kevin Martin changed the game

    San Antonio Express-News "After Kevin Martin blistered the Spurs for 21 points in the first half on an assortment of jumpers, Gregg Popovich had seen enough. The Spurs coach changed his defensive strategy with the idea of forcing Martin to drive more after the break. A rotation of fresh defenders was employed, with..." February 02

  • Martin's signature move requires a rewrite

    Houston Chronicle "With the lockout finally over and the Rockets about to play their first preseason game, guard Kevin Martin called the night's officials over to ask about a change that had nothing to do with collective bargaining or luxury-tax penalties. He had been told the rules had been tweaked in ways that..." January 16

  • Rockets 107, Trail Blazers 105 (OT): Martin, Lowry step up in closing minutes

    Houston Chronicle "Having found one combination that worked, Rockets coach Kevin McHale was not about to try to find another. He stuck with his backcourt until it dropped, then stuck with it some more. But if Kevin Martin and Kyle Lowry were going to give him 90 minutes each in two days, they made it worth their..." January 15

  • Martin knows he must get in the flow of Rockets' offense

    Houston Chronicle "Kevin Martin blamed himself, calling his performance "horrible." His critique was harsh, charging that he had played as if the Rockets' 104-95 loss Monday in Orlando was the first game of his career rather than the belated season opener for one of the NBA's most reliable scorers. Rockets coach..." December 28

  • Martin embraces his role as scorer

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard Kevin Martin did not describe himself as "a scorer." The term he chose was slightly different, but with a significant distinction in its implication. Martin is, he said, "the scorer," as if that refers more to his job than just his ability, a designation more than..." April 05

  • Martin receives player of week award

    Houston Chronicle "A day after a win that guard Kevin Martin called the season's best, he became the first Rocket this season to be named Western Conference Player of the Week. Martin scored at least 30 points in three consecutive games, helping the Rockets to a 4-0 week. He was the first Rocket to be named West..." March 01

  • Martin looking forward to All-Star break

    Houston Chronicle "Guard Kevin Martin struggled with a sprained left ankle during Saturday's game, but said he returned to the game after turning the ankle and could have played in the fourth quarter. "I've been sore and I just tweaked my ankle a couple of times in the first quarter," said Martin, who has also..." February 14

  • Martin, Miller recall new Mav Stojakovic

    Houston Chronicle "In keeping with their personal styles, Brad Miller and Kevin Martin had different memories of their time playing with new Dallas forward Peja Stojakovic. Martin recalled Stojakovic as a mentor; Miller thought of him as a neighbor to torment. "Peja was my neighbor in Sac," Miller said. "I'd..." February 13

  • This time, Rockets don't fold

    Houston Chronicle "With the agonizing road trip down to its final 15 seconds, the Rockets had suffered and Kevin Martin had sat long enough. They had been punished by a narrow defeat in Dallas, tormented in San Antonio, tortured by the overtime loss in Los Angeles not 24 hours earlier. Another game had moved to..." February 03

  • Adelman to likely play just three guards

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets leading scorer Kevin Martin has had some of his best games after some of his worst this season, especially recently. But Martin said he does not specifically look to do anything differently following a poor offensive game. "You can't look too much into off games," Martin said. "For me,..." February 01

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