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31-Year-Old    SG    Minnesota Timberwolves

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

19.1

REB

3.0

AST

1.8

STL

1.0

BLK

0.1

2014-15 NBA Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Kevin Martin will enter the 2014-15 season on the same team he played with the previous season for the first time since 2011 when he was with the Rockets. The 11th-year shooting guard has bounced from the go-to guy on Houston to a season off the bench with Oklahoma City to b...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 185 lbs   DOB: 2/1/1983  College: Western Carolina   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #26 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a four-year, $28 million deal with the Timberwolves in July of 2013.

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Kevin Martin NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 45 10.1 2.9 1.3 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.1 38.5 65.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 20.0 1.0 2.6 0.8 1.2
2005-06 22 72 26.6 10.8 3.6 1.3 0.8 0.1 0.9 48.0 84.7 1.1 0.8 2.8 2.5 36.9 3.6 7.6 2.6 3.1
2006-07 23 80 35.2 20.2 4.3 2.2 1.2 0.1 1.6 47.3 84.4 1.7 0.9 3.4 4.2 38.1 6.3 13.3 6.0 7.1
2007-08 24 61 36.3 23.7 4.5 2.1 1.0 0.1 1.8 45.6 86.9 2.1 0.8 3.7 4.4 40.2 6.8 15.0 8.2 9.5
2008-09 25 51 38.2 24.6 3.6 2.7 1.2 0.2 2.3 42.0 86.7 2.9 0.6 3.0 5.4 41.5 6.7 15.9 9.0 10.3
2009-10 26 46 35.5 20.6 3.6 2.4 1.0 0.1 1.5 41.7 87.6 2.0 0.6 2.9 4.6 33.3 6.3 15.1 6.5 7.4
2010-11 27 HOU 80 32.5 23.5 3.2 2.5 1.0 0.2 2.2 43.6 88.8 2.3 0.4 2.9 5.7 38.3 6.9 15.8 7.4 8.4
2011-12 28 HOU 40 31.6 17.1 2.7 2.8 0.7 0.1 2.0 41.3 89.4 1.8 0.3 2.3 5.6 34.7 5.6 13.4 4.0 4.5
2012-13 29 OKC 77 27.7 14.0 2.3 1.4 0.9 0.1 2.1 45.0 89.0 1.3 0.4 1.9 4.8 42.6 4.5 10.1 2.8 3.2
2013-14 30 MIN 68 32.0 19.1 3.0 1.8 1.0 0.1 1.7 43.0 89.1 1.6 0.5 2.5 4.4 38.7 6.5 15.0 4.5 5.0
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Kevin Martin – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Shooting Guard

1.  Kevin Martin

2.  Corey Brewer

3.  Zach LaVine

4.  Andrew Wiggins

5.  Chase Budinger

6.  Shabazz Muhammad

7.  Robbie Hummel

Minnesota Timberwolves

True Shooting Percentage

55.3%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Kevin Martin had a true shooting percentage of 55.3%.

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Kevin Martin NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 45 36.0 10.4 4.6 1.7 1.3 0.2 0.4 38.5 65.5 1.9 2.3 2.3 2.0 20.0 3.6 9.3 2.8 4.4
2005-06 22 72 36.0 14.6 4.9 1.8 1.0 0.2 1.2 48.0 84.7 1.5 1.1 3.8 3.4 36.9 4.9 10.3 3.5 4.2
2006-07 23 80 36.0 20.7 4.4 2.2 1.3 0.1 1.6 47.3 84.4 1.7 0.9 3.5 4.3 38.1 6.5 13.6 6.1 7.3
2007-08 24 61 36.0 23.4 4.4 2.1 1.0 0.1 1.7 45.6 86.9 2.1 0.8 3.7 4.3 40.2 6.8 14.8 8.2 9.4
2008-09 25 51 36.0 23.2 3.4 2.6 1.1 0.1 2.1 42.0 86.7 2.7 0.5 2.8 5.1 41.5 6.3 15.0 8.4 9.7
2009-10 26 46 36.0 20.9 3.6 2.4 1.0 0.1 1.5 41.7 87.6 2.0 0.6 3.0 4.6 33.3 6.4 15.3 6.6 7.5
2010-11 27 HOU 80 36.0 25.9 3.6 2.7 1.1 0.2 2.4 43.6 88.8 2.5 0.4 3.2 6.3 38.3 7.6 17.5 8.2 9.3
2011-12 28 HOU 40 36.0 19.4 3.0 3.1 0.8 0.1 2.2 41.3 89.4 2.0 0.4 2.6 6.4 34.7 6.3 15.3 4.6 5.1
2012-13 29 OKC 77 36.0 18.2 3.0 1.8 1.2 0.1 2.7 45.0 89.0 1.7 0.5 2.5 6.3 42.6 5.9 13.1 3.7 4.1
2013-14 30 MIN 68 36.0 21.5 3.4 2.0 1.1 0.1 1.9 43.0 89.1 1.8 0.6 2.8 4.9 38.7 7.3 16.9 5.0 5.6
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Kevin Martin NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 45 455 131 58 22 16 3 5 38.5 65.5 24 29 29 25 20.0 45 117 36 55
2005-06 22 72 1913 778 261 97 55 9 66 48.0 84.7 81 58 203 179 36.9 262 546 188 222
2006-07 23 80 2818 1618 342 173 98 11 127 47.3 84.4 135 69 273 333 38.1 505 1067 481 570
2007-08 24 61 2216 1443 273 129 62 5 107 45.6 86.9 131 48 225 266 40.2 417 914 502 578
2008-09 25 51 1947 1254 183 138 61 8 115 42.0 86.7 146 29 154 277 41.5 341 811 457 527
2009-10 26 46 1633 946 164 111 46 6 70 41.7 87.6 92 29 135 210 33.3 289 693 298 340
2010-11 27 HOU 80 2603 1876 258 198 80 15 176 43.6 88.8 184 28 230 459 38.3 553 1267 594 669
2011-12 28 HOU 40 1264 682 106 110 28 3 78 41.3 89.4 70 13 93 225 34.7 222 537 160 179
2012-13 29 OKC 77 2136 1077 178 106 72 8 158 45.0 89.0 101 31 147 371 42.6 350 778 219 246
2013-14 30 MIN 68 2177 1298 203 123 66 6 115 43.0 89.1 106 34 169 297 38.7 440 1023 303 340
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Kevin Martin NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 21 45 10.1 46.4 40.6 11.8 12.8 0.9 2.6
2005-06 22 72 26.6 60.4 54.0 11.8 9.9 1.2 11.1
2006-07 23 80 35.2 61.4 53.3 10.6 8.3 1.3 18.2
2007-08 24 61 36.3 61.8 51.5 9.0 9.2 1.0 19.8
2008-09 25 51 38.2 60.1 49.1 10.4 11.0 0.9 18.8
2009-10 26 46 35.5 56.1 46.8 10.6 8.8 1.2 16.0
2010-11 27 HOU 80 32.5 60.1 50.6 10.2 9.5 1.1 18.2
2011-12 28 HOU 40 31.6 55.4 48.6 13.8 8.8 1.6 13.1
2012-13 29 OKC 77 27.7 60.8 55.1 9.7 9.2 1.0 11.5
2013-14 30 MIN 68 32.0 55.3 48.6 8.8 7.6 1.2 14.3
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Kevin Martin 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 UTA 40 36 2 1 2 0 1 12 24 9 10 3 5 1 1 6
Apr 14 at GSW 33 14 3 3 0 0 3 5 10 2 2 2 3 1 2 1
Apr 13 at SAC 18 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 8 2 2 0 3 0 1 1
Apr 11 HOU                                
Apr 9 CHI                                
Apr 8 SAS                                
Apr 5 at ORL                                
Apr 4 at MIA                                
Apr 2 MEM 34 21 2 2 1 0 2 10 18 0 0 1 3 0 2 2
Mar 31 LAC 30 12 2 0 0 0 0 4 14 2 2 2 5 0 2 2
Mar 30 at BKN 39 21 3 3 2 0 2 9 16 2 4 1 2 0 3 4
Mar 28 LAL 24 17 3 4 0 0 1 7 12 2 2 1 3 1 2 0
Mar 26 ATL 31 18 2 0 3 0 1 8 17 1 1 1 3 1 1 1
Mar 24 at MEM 23 13 1 1 0 0 1 5 13 3 4 0 3 1 0 1
Mar 23 PHO 35 25 0 1 1 0 2 6 16 11 12 2 4 0 0 3
Mar 20 at HOU 20 6 1 1 1 0 2 2 5 1 2 1 3 0 1 2
Mar 19 at DAL 37 19 2 0 1 0 3 5 15 6 6 3 7 1 1 2
Mar 16 SAC 40 31 3 3 1 0 2 8 20 14 14 1 3 0 3 2
Mar 14 at CHA 33 19 5 1 1 0 0 6 13 4 4 3 5 1 4 1
Mar 11 MIL 31 26 2 0 1 0 2 9 18 6 7 2 5 0 2 2
Mar 9 TOR 32 20 2 0 0 0 0 8 19 3 3 1 3 0 2 3
Mar 7 DET 32 24 1 1 0 0 2 9 16 5 5 1 5 0 1 0
Mar 5 NYK 28 12 3 1 0 0 0 3 10 4 4 2 5 0 3 2
Mar 3 at DEN 31 22 2 2 0 0 2 3 11 16 17 0 4 1 1 1
Mar 1 at SAC 34 26 4 2 2 0 1 9 16 7 8 1 5 0 4 0
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Feb 25 at PHO                                
Feb 23 at POR                                
Feb 22 at UTA                                
Feb 19 IND                                
Feb 12 DEN                                
Feb 10 HOU                                
Feb 8 POR                                
Feb 7 at NOP 34 15 3 1 2 0 3 3 11 8 10 1 4 0 3 1
Feb 5 at OKC 23 8 2 1 2 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Feb 4 LAL 41 32 3 4 1 0 1 13 26 2 3 4 6 0 3 2
Feb 1 at ATL 23 17 0 1 0 0 1 5 14 6 7 1 3 0 0 3
Jan 31 MEM 38 14 3 1 1 0 2 7 17 0 0 0 2 1 2 2
Jan 29 NOP 33 18 6 1 0 2 2 7 18 3 5 1 6 1 5 1
Jan 27 at CHI 28 8 6 1 0 0 0 3 9 1 2 1 2 0 6 1
Jan 25 at POR 41 30 4 2 0 1 0 11 22 2 4 6 10 1 3 4
Jan 24 at GSW 34 26 4 2 1 0 2 10 17 3 5 3 3 1 3 4
Jan 21 at UTA 27 18 4 2 1 0 1 5 16 6 6 2 5 0 4 2
Jan 18 UTA 25 20 1 2 1 0 1 7 16 5 6 1 6 0 1 1
Jan 17 at TOR 33 18 1 1 0 1 3 7 14 2 2 2 6 0 1 3
Jan 15 SAC 24 14 2 1 0 0 0 6 14 2 2 0 0 0 2 1
Jan 12 at SAS 26 6 3 2 1 0 2 2 12 2 2 0 3 2 1 1
Jan 10 CHA 24 19 4 4 1 0 1 9 12 0 0 1 1 0 4 1
Jan 8 PHO 34 20 5 2 0 0 3 6 16 6 6 2 5 0 5 2
Jan 6 at PHI 23 18 1 4 2 0 1 5 10 5 5 3 4 0 1 0
Jan 4 OKC 40 17 6 1 1 0 3 7 14 2 3 1 3 1 5 2
Jan 1 NOP 31 20 3 3 0 0 1 8 14 4 5 0 3 1 2 2
Dec 30 DAL 36 19 3 1 0 1 3 6 15 6 7 1 3 2 1 2
Dec 28 at MIL 29 20 2 2 1 0 4 8 17 0 0 4 7 0 2 2
Dec 27 WAS 26 12 2 0 1 0 0 5 12 2 5 0 2 0 2 2
Dec 22 at LAC 32 16 7 4 0 0 6 7 12 1 1 1 2 2 5 6
Dec 20 at LAL 30 14 2 2 1 0 1 6 17 2 2 0 2 1 1 2
Dec 18 POR 37 22 5 0 1 0 3 8 15 5 5 1 4 1 4 2
Dec 16 at BOS                                
Dec 15 at MEM 19 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
Dec 13 at SAS 33 14 2 3 2 0 2 4 12 4 4 2 6 0 2 0
Dec 11 PHI 28 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 9 3 4 0 3 0 0 2
Dec 10 at DET 30 18 2 1 4 0 1 5 9 5 5 3 5 0 2 0
Dec 7 MIA 34 19 4 0 4 0 1 5 16 8 10 1 7 1 3 4
Dec 4 SAS                                
Dec 1 at OKC 40 24 6 2 2 0 4 6 16 8 8 4 8 2 4 2
Nov 30 at DAL 36 27 1 3 0 1 2 7 14 10 11 3 6 0 1 3
Nov 27 DEN 36 29 5 1 0 0 3 9 21 11 11 0 5 2 3 3
Nov 25 at IND 38 18 1 3 0 0 1 4 14 8 8 2 5 0 1 2
Nov 23 at HOU 35 19 3 1 1 0 0 7 19 2 2 3 6 1 2 3
Nov 22 BKN 31 17 1 3 1 0 0 6 16 3 3 2 6 0 1 2
Nov 20 LAC 34 28 10 4 1 0 2 11 21 3 3 3 4 2 8 3
Nov 19 at WAS 33 11 5 4 1 0 1 4 17 2 2 1 5 0 5 0
Nov 16 BOS 34 20 6 0 2 0 2 6 18 7 8 1 7 1 5 2
Nov 15 at DEN 35 27 4 2 1 0 4 9 20 7 8 2 7 1 3 2
Nov 13 CLE                                
Nov 11 at LAC 35 30 1 3 1 0 1 9 22 8 8 4 8 0 1 3
Nov 10 at LAL 33 27 5 1 2 0 0 11 23 2 2 3 5 0 5 1
Nov 8 DAL 38 32 5 2 2 0 2 10 19 9 10 3 5 0 5 1
Nov 6 GSW 38 23 3 2 2 0 3 7 15 7 8 2 5 0 3 2
Nov 4 at CLE 34 23 4 3 0 0 2 7 16 4 4 5 8 1 3 1
Nov 3 at NYK 36 30 3 2 2 0 0 9 12 7 9 5 5 0 3 1
Nov 1 OKC 24 9 3 3 2 0 2 4 11 1 1 0 0 1 2 0
Oct 30 ORL 43 23 2 3 0 0 1 6 19 9 9 2 7 0 2 1

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Kevin Martin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Martin (groin) will not play in Friday's preseason game but could play Sunday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Martin (groin) participated fully in Wednesday's practice and could play in Friday's preseason game, the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda reports.

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Martin (groin) participated in parts of Tuesday's practice and is expected to return no later than Sunday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda reports.

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Martin (groin) did not practice Monday, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Martin (groin) is expected to return to practice at some point this week, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Martin (groin) will not play Friday against Philadelphia, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Martin (groin) is dealing with an adductor strain and will not play in Tuesday's preseason opener against Indiana, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Martin tweaked his groin muscle during Saturday's scrimmage, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Martin averaged 19.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.1 blocks during his first season in Minnesota.

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Martin contributed 36 points (12-24 FG, 3-5 3Pt. 9-10 FT) in 40 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

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Martin (foot) logged 14 points, three rebounds, and three assists in 33 minutes of action Monday against the Warriors.

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Martin (foot) will take the floor once again Monday in Golden State, the Star Tribune reports.

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2013-14

Acquired by the Thunder in the blockbuster James Harden trade just days before the regular season, Martin stepped in as a de facto replacement for Harden as the team's sixth man. Unburdened from the strain of serving as the Thunder's primary perimeter scorer like he was in Houston, Martin benefitted from more open looks with defenses focusing their attention on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. While his scoring expectedly fell from 17.1 to 14.0 points per game with his new team, Martin nailed 158 three-pointers at a career-best 43 percent clip, while his 45 percent accuracy from the field was his best output since the 2007-08 campaign. Martin parlayed the strong season into a four-year, $28 million contract with the Timberwolves, where he'll be asked to more or less reprise the role he held with the Rockets as the team's top scoring threat in the backcourt. Expect Martin's counting numbers to rise as a result of the added playing time he'll see with the Wolves, though it will almost certainly come with a drop-off from the improved shooting percentages he posted with the Thunder. Never regarded as a strong defender and coming off a season in which he averaged just 3.0 rebounds per 36 minutes, Martin can't be counted upon to contribute much outside of the offensive categories.

2012-13

Martin failed to yield much for those who invested in him last season, as he shot a porous 41.3 percent from the field before a shoulder injury ended his season prematurely. As a result of these complications, Martin�s main skill--his scoring--plummeted over six points per game from the season before. Even with the subpar campaign and his extensive injury history, Martin�s prospects still look somewhat bright in light of the Rockets� offseason overhaul. General manager Daryl Morey tried in vain to land Dwight Howard, trading away Samuel Dalembert and accumulating three first-round picks in an attempt to entice the Magic to make a trade. When that failed, he attempted to create cap space by amnestying Luis Scola, leaving the Rockets with a core consisting of Martin, free agent signing Jeremy Lin, and a collection of raw wing and frontcourt players. Like Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic before him, Lin will surely be in control of the Rockets� offense, but Martin (always with the caveat of �if healthy� attached to him) should still get his looks given the lack of experience his supporting cast has. Martin will only help you in scoring, threes, and free-throw percentage, but if he can inch closer to his career shooting percentage of 44.3, he has a chance at re-emerging as a 20-point per game scorer.

2011-12

The oft-injured Martin defied fate last season and played in 80 games, averaging 23.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.2 three-pointers, 1.0 steals, and 2.3 turnovers in 33 minutes per game. Coach Rick Adelman may have found the trick to keeping Martin healthy by reducing his playing time. Where Martin had averaged over 35 minutes per game each of his previous four seasons, Adelman chose to play him fewer minutes but gave him even more possessions on offense. Martins ability to get to the line (8.4 free throw attempts per game) and hit his shots there effectively (89 percent) makes him a reliable scorer and valuable fantasy asset. The fact that he doesnt rely solely on the jump shot means Martin can be productive game-in and game-out. New coach Kevin McHale will change things up in Houston, but Martin is expected again to be the focal point of the teams offense.

2010-11

If you're suspicious about valuing Kevin Martin too highly -- either in preparing for your draft, or in a midseason trade, even well, you're not alone. Martin has been a risky proposition over the past three years, averaging a mere 53 games per annum. That's a lot of lost value right there, and anyone who's used a second or third round pick on him has felt the sting of those games lost to injury. In terms of what Martin offers his owners when he's on the court, obviously the 20 or so points per game are a place to start. Only about 15-20 guys per season will cross that 20-point threshold, and Martin's been one of them for the past four years now. He's also generally good for 1.5 to 2.0 three-pointers per contest another feat that's sure to place him among the 30 best in that category. But Martin's real value comes from his contributions at the free throw line. During the 2008-09 season, Martin finished second in free throw attempts only to Dwight Howard, hitting 86.7 percent of those (in sharp contrast to Howard's 59.4 percent). Martin's attempts dropped last season down to 7.4 per game, but that's still good for a top-10 finish in that particular category. And among those with more attempts, only Kevin Durant and his 90-something percent shooting is going to outpace Martin's contributions. Of course, it's very likely that the sort of aggressiveness that gets Martin to the line in the first places is the same thing that causes the injuries that have been his downfall. It's now Houston's job to keep Martin healthy. He'll be their starting shooting guard this season.

2009-10

Although Martins aggressive style has steadily boosted his free-throw-percentage impact over the past three seasons, his owners will be the first to tell you theyd rather he backed off a bit and stayed healthy. Martin has missed an average of 26 games over the past two seasons due to an assortment of injuries, the most serious being the ankle that caused him to miss 31 games last season. Reports on his recovery have been favorable thus far, and he should be ready for the start of the season. Health withstanding, Martin has proven to be a top-25 player on a per-game basis with strong contributions in four categories: points (24.6), three-pointers made (2.3), free-throw percentage (86.7 percent on 10.3 attempts) and steals (1.2). His field-goal percentage has fallen off dramatically from an efficient 48-percent clip in 2005-06 to a mere 42.1 percent last season. The reason for this is more of a fluke than anything, as his effective field goal percentage on shots from close has dropped off from a healthy 58.8 percent in 2006-07 to an anemic 46.7 percent last season. Expect his field goal percentage to normalize this season as a result.

2008-09

Martin shattered his career-high in scoring for the second season in a row (23.7 ppg), and appears poised to join the league leaders in that category this year. Martin is a quick, slim 6-7 shooting guard that likes to move without the ball and catch-and-shoot in the mold of a Rip Hamilton or Reggie Miller. He knocked down a career-best 1.8 treys per while shooting 45.6 percent from the field, and as his perimeter-game improves he should be even better at using the dribble-drive to get to the rim and draw contact. Martin also dominated the free-throw category last season, hitting 86.9 percent from the line on 9.5 attempts per game. The Kings traded Ron Artest this offseason, making it clear that Martin is the unquestioned franchise player on the squad. With an entire offense built around him, Martin should move firmly into the fantasy elite this season.

2007-08

Martin was the winner of last seasons unofficial where the heck did that come from? award. After a largely-anonymous first two seasons, Martin nearly doubled his previous career-high in scoring (20.2 ppg) in his first full year as a starter, knocking down 1.6 treys per while shooting 47.3 percent from the field and 84.4 percent from the line. That performance earned him a nice contract extension and building block for the future status. Martins numbers stand a good chance of increasing across the board this season, as new Sacramento coach Reggie Theus installs a more up-tempo offense that should lead to more possessions and scoring opportunities.

2006-07

Martin averaged only 10.8 points and 3.6 rebounds with .9 3-pointers as a second year player last season. So why is he on this list? Because in the 41 games he started those averages were closer to 14 points and five rebounds with 1.3 threes. Martin also shot 51% from the field, 84% from the line and 43% from behind the arc. Factor in almost a steal and two assists per, and Martin could be an intriguing young player on the way up. Martin is a very slim 6-7, physically in the mold of a Rip Hamilton, and like Hamilton he likes to shoot. But Martin has a better three-point shot, so his game is better rounded.

2005-06

Martin, taken 26th in the 2004 draft, is an explosive player who played sparingly last season as a Kings backup. Don't count on him for much, as he is probably still too young and inexperienced to play major minutes.

2004-05

Martin, taken 26th in the 2004 draft, is an explosive player who was second in the NCAA in scoring last season, averaging 24.9 points per game. Unfortunately for Martin, the Kings already have three solid guards (Mike Bibby, Doug Christe, Bobby Jackson), so he wont see too many minutes this season.

2003-04

Explosive player, can get it done from the perimeter or by taking the ball to the basket. Has a long wing span that allows him to defend at multiple positions. His thin, rail-like body concerns some scouts. Likes to shoot three-pointers but doesnt have a good three-point shot.