KJ Martin

KJ Martin

23-Year-Old ForwardF
Philadelphia 76ers
Out
Injury Ankle
Est. Return 3/3/2024
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Martin played a career-high 28.0 minutes last season, starting for the Rockets over the final three months. He played in all 82 games, coming in as the 184th-ranked player in standard formats. With averages of 12.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.9 combined steals and blocks, he served as a viable fantasy asset for much of the season, albeit one with limited upside. After being traded to the Clippers in the offseason, Martin finds himself in an uncertain situation. He will likely be battling Marcus Morris and Nicolas Batum for minutes at the power forward position. While both are more experienced, Martin provides them with a far more athletic option. To this point, his defensive abilities remain questionable, something he will have to improve should he hope to become a consistent fantasy contributor. He is an efficient scorer who runs the floor well, bringing pace to a team that could certainly do with a boost in that department. If he is listed as the starter to begin the season, he immediately moves into the standard league conversation. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $4.2 million contract with the Rockets in November of 2020. Rockets exercised $1.93 million team option for 2023-24 in June of 2023. Traded to the Clippers in July of 2023. Traded to the 76ers in October of 2023.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Kenyon Lee Martin Jr. was born on January 6, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. The son of former NBA player Kenyon Martin -- the No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft -- Kenyon Jr. attended two high schools in the Los Angeles area before spending one post-graduate year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Martin began his high school career at Chaminade College Prep before transferring to Sierra Canyon, where he teamed with Scotty Pippen Jr. and fellow 2020 NBA draftee Cassius Stanley. Initially, Martin committed to play college basketball at Vanderbilt University, but he ultimately opted to spend a post-graduate year at IMG Academy. At IMG, Martin averaged 20.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. He scored 37 points during the National Prep Showcase and declared for the NBA Draft in March of 2020.

Won't play Friday
FPhiladelphia 76ers
Ankle
March 1, 2024
Martin (ankle) is out for Friday's game versus the Hornets.
ANALYSIS
Martin's absence streak will extend to three games after being downgraded from questionable to out due to a right ankle impingement. Martin's next chance to suit up is Sunday's matchup with Dallas.
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How does KJ Martin compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
  • True Shooting %
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  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
  • Free Throw Rate
    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
  • Offensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available offensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
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  • Total Rebound %
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  • Assist %
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  • Steal %
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True Shooting %
58.0%
 
Effective Field Goal %
58.3%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
13.9%
 
Free Throw Rate
25.0%
 
Offensive Rebound %
4.1%
 
Defensive Rebound %
14.1%
 
Total Rebound %
9.0%
 
Assist %
8.9%
 
Steal %
1.3%
 
Block %
1.0%
 
Turnover %
11.2%
 
Usage %
18.1%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
7.8
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.7
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Not capitalizing on athleticism
FPhiladelphia 76ers
February 12, 2024
Martin grades as a bottom-50 rebounder in combined rebounding rate among all forwards and wings this season, per CleaningTheGlass.
ANALYSIS
Martin stands at just 6-foot-6, but the bouncy 23-year-old profiles as a combo forward given a lack of ability to self-create offensively. His 11.9 percent usage rate ranks in the 11th percentile among wings, while his assist-to-usage ratio ranks in the third percentile. It will be interesting to monitor if Martin's role and rebounding totals increase while Joel Embiid is sidelined for coming weeks as he recovers from meniscus surgery.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Martin remained in a reserve frontcourt role for the Rockets last season. He's undersized (6-foot-6, 215 pounds) but often plays a big-man role. He took 57 percent of his shots at the rim last year -- in the 96th percentile for players classified as forwards. He converted well (66 percent) from that range and shot well on threes, hitting 0.8 per game on 35.7 percent. That resulted in 8.8 points in his 21.0 minutes per game, and he added 3.8 rebounds (1.0 offensive), 1.3 assists and 0.9 combined blocks-plus-steals. That resulted in a fantasy rank of 293rd on a per-game basis. This season, Martin may have trouble reaching that workload. Alperen Sengun will start at center, and Jabari Smith will be at power forward. Backup minutes will be up for grabs, and Martin will compete against Jae'Sean Tate, Tari Eason, Willie Cauley-Stein, Boban Marjanovic and others. The tough situation makes it extremely unlikely Martin will be relevant in standard leagues.
Martin made brief NBA appearances early last season before heading into the G League bubble, where he caught the attention of die-hard Rockets fans by averaging 17.5 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.7 assists. Once the bubble season concluded, Martin returned to the Rockets, where he was given a legitimate rotational role. He saw 23.7 minutes per game and averaged 9.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He also had solid shooting splits of 51/37/71. His upside became clear in games where he was given extended run. In games that Martin saw 30-plus minutes, he averaged 16.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.9 combined blocks-plus-steals. However, it doesn't seem that he'll have those types of opportunities in 2021-22. Houston bolstered its frontcourt depth by acquiring Daniel Theis and drafting Aperen Sengun. With Christian Wood, Danuel House and Jae'Sean Tate also in the mix for frontcourt minutes, there's not a ton of space for Martin to see consistent action. Fantasy managers in most redraft leagues can ignore Martin, but there's at least enough to be intrigued about for managers in dynasty/keeper formats.
Martin initially committed to play at Vanderbilt, but he later decided to opt for a postgraduate year at IMG Academy. There, he averaged 20 points and eight boards per game. He's an explosive athlete and an energizing presence, but his skillset needs to be refined for him to see any meaningful minutes in the league.
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Iffy against Charlotte
FPhiladelphia 76ers
Ankle
February 29, 2024
Martin (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game versus the Hornets.
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Partial participant in practice
FPhiladelphia 76ers
Ankle
February 29, 2024
Coach Nick Nurse said Thursday that Martin (ankle) participated in "about three quarters" of practice, Noah Levick of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Won't play against Boston
FPhiladelphia 76ers
Ankle
February 27, 2024
Martin (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game versus the Celtics, Ky Carlin of USA Today reports.
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Still questionable for Tuesday
FPhiladelphia 76ers
Ankle
February 26, 2024
Martin is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against Boston due to a right ankle impingement.
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Off injury report
FPhiladelphia 76ers
February 26, 2024
Martin (ankle) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.
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