Minnesota Timberwolves: Four reasons Kevin Martin steps up his game

It may seem odd to predict a significant improvement in play from a 31 year old player like Kevin Martin, but I think that there are a lot of differences from this year to last for Martin and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Reason number one: As a shooting guard, Martin’s main job on the basketball court is to put the ball in the hoop. Martin did pretty well at that last year, scoring around 19 points a game and shooting 43 percent from the field and above 38 percent from beyond the arc. However, for much of the season last year, Martin was dealing with a lacerated pinky finger, and while that is certainly an injury that Martin could play through, you could tell by watching Martin play that the injury was throwing off his shot, even if it was off only slightly so.

Reason number two: Another reason I think Martin will improve is the fact that he will be the main outside shooting threat for the Timberwolves, which will lead to him getting more chances to shoot and more chances to get into a groove. Even before K

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Pistons announce deals with Martin, Gray (Yahoo Sports)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have formally announced contract agreements with forward Cartier Martin and center Aaron Gray.

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Martin likes South Carolina’s improved ethic

South Carolina coach Martin says Gamecock players competing more strongly this offseason

      
 

 

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Jodie Meeks, Cartier Martin sign with Pistons

The Detroit Pistons were looking to make a few moves this offseason, and they got off to a quick start today by signing both Jodie Meeks and Cartier Martin. According to reports, Meeks’ deal is worth $19 million over three seasons and terms were not released on Martin’s contract. These to players will fit very nicely in Stan Van Gundy’s system, and it has been well known that Van Gundy likes to shoot threes. Jodie Meeks has agreed to a three-year, $19 million-plus contract with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2014 Free agent Cartier Martin has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2014 Meeks will likely have a fairly large role with the Pistons next season, and is coming off of a very nice year with the Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged 15.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game, and also ended up shooting 40.1% from behind t

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NC State’s Caleb Martin has foot surgery (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina State freshman forward Caleb Martin is recovering from surgery to repair a broken right foot. The school says Martin underwent surgery to repair a fracture in the fifth metatarsal in Martin’s right foot over the weekend. Martin is expected to recover in 8-12 weeks, which should have him ready before the start of preseason practice.

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NC State’s Caleb Martin has foot surgery

NC State freshman forward Caleb Martin recovering from surgery to repair broken right foot

      
 

 

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Steve Martin responds to ‘Three Amigos’ joke about Wiggins’ suit

Cleveland Cavaliers No. 1 NBA draft pick Andrew Wiggins garnered a lot of attention before the start of the draft Thursday night, but it wasn’t for his basketball skills. Wiggins’ suit was earning accolades from fans on Twitter, but some noticed that it looked strikingly similar to the suits worn by Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short in the movie “Three Amigos.” In fact, so many split-screen photos were passed around the Internet that Martin himself eventually responded to the attention. One Twitter user asked who wore the suit better, and Martin had a very simple answer. You gotta have the hat. RT @BiGGCAiN24: @jemelehill Who wore it better http://t.co/bCfxs9X8qH @SteveMartinToGo or @22wiggins??— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) June 27, 2014Filed under: Entertainment, NBA, NBA Draft, Sam Galanis, Top Stories

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Justin Martin transferring to SMU from Xavier

The 6-6 forward was a starter the last two of his three seasons with the Musketeers.

      
 

 

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Justin Martin transferring to SMU from Xavier (Yahoo Sports)

Xavier's Justin Martin (20) runs past Marquette's Todd Mayo (4) as he celebrates after making a three point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Xavier won the game 68-65. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Justin Martin is transferring to SMU from Xavier and is expected to be eligible next season. The 6-foot-6 forward was a starter the last two of his three seasons with the Musketeers. Martin was second on the team in scoring (11.7 points per game) and rebounding (5.2) as a junior. Martin is eligible because he earned his bachelor’s degree at Xavier, which went to the NCAA tournament twice in his three seasons.


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Coach’s Corner: Q&A with California’s Cuonzo Martin

Martin spoke about his transition to Cal, student-athletes and potential rules changes.

      
 

 

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