Kevin Martin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Spurs sign guard Kevin Martin, veteran 3-point shooter

    Sporting News "The Spurs added depth by making official their signing of veteran guard Kevin Martin, the team announced Wednesday. Rasual Butler was waived to clear roster space. Martin committed to the Spurs last week, but the team had not decided on which player would be waived to make room for Martin...." March 09

  • Kevin Martin headed to San Antonio

    ESPN "Free-agent guard Kevin Martin has agreed to a deal to join the San Antonio Spurs, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Martin, who cleared waivers early Friday after negotiating a buyout earlier this week with the Minnesota Timberwolves, has chosen San Antonio after being..." March 05

  • Spurs have made strongest pitch for Kevin Martin

    ESPN "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..." February 27

  • Timberwolves nearing buyout agreement with Kevin Martin

    Pro Basketball Talk "With the trading deadline in the rearview mirror, the buyout market is heating up. Any player who is cut before Tuesday is eligible to sign with another team and play in the postseason. Some big names have already begun to hit the market, including Joe Johnson and Andre Miller. Miller’s former..." February 26

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say that New York has made a trade run today at Minnesota's Kevin Martin, but that deal, too, appears unlikely to come together

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Wolves' Kevin Martin is hopeful to be traded to a winning team as reward for his professionalism & mentoring of young teammates, source said

  • Report: Mavs interested in Kevin Martin if he receives buyout

    The Score "The Dallas Mavericks would be interested in obtaining Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin if he agrees to a contract buyout with the Wolves, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. Martin's name has been heavily discussed in trade rumors for several months, but the market for the..." February 17

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Mavs would have interest in Kevin Martin if he receives buyout, source says. They do not want to trade for him due to $7M owed next season.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Source: Minnesota looking to move Kevin Martin & Adreian Payne, open to moving Rubio. interested in adding Miles Plumlee from Milwaukee

  • Report: Milwaukee Bucks among teams interested in Kevin Martin

    The Score "Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin's name has reportedly been surfacing in trade talks for the last month, with Martin missing a number of games as a healthy scratch, and you can apparently add the Milwaukee Bucks to his list of suitors. The Bucks are among the teams interested..." January 13

  • Grizzlies uninterested in trading Lee for Timberwolves' Martin

    CBS Sports "It is no secret that the Memphis Grizzlies can't shoot. Their entire team concept is floundering in the face of the NBA's 3-point heavy, pace-and-space revolution and their inability to spread the floor is a major reason why. Even moving Zach Randolph to the bench hasn't really solved any of their..." January 08

  • Kevin Martin may be on the move

    Hoops Hype "The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the business of developing young talent and have little room for a veteran like Kevin Martin. " January 07

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    Told Martin (right wrist) felt good this morning at shoot-around. If he feels the same tonight in pregame, he will play vs. Kings. #twolves

  • Report: Timberwolves looking to trade Kevin Martin

    Bleacher Report "According to the Associated Press' Jon Krawczynski, Zach LaVine's emergence as a scoring threat at point guard and Andrew Wiggins' ability to slide down to shooting guard has pushed Martin onto the trade block. Krawczynski also reported the Timberwolves discussed a potential Martin trade with..." December 17

  • Kevin Martin relegated to reserve on rebuilding Wolves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Just days after he made it crystal clear he believes he’s still a starting shooting guard in this league, veteran Kevin Martin now finds himself playing a secondary role in a fuzzy future on a Timberwolves team that again this year is playing for tomorrow. Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell this..." October 09

  • Wolves' Martin on scoring 37 with broken wrist: 'I was playing the Knicks'

    The Score "There are certain feats that stand as remarkable, regardless of the circumstances around them. Scoring 37 points with a broken wrist stands among them, even if Kevin Martin wants to downplay the accomplishment some. The Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard dropped 37 on Nov. 19 last season,..." September 30

  • Kevin Martin will make injury return tonight vs. Celtics

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kevin Martin plans to play tonight against Boston at Target Center, his first game back since he fractured his right shooting wrist against New York on Nov. 19, according to sources with knowledge of his health. He had hoped to make his return last Wednesday against Dallas, but awoke that..." January 28

  • K-Martin update: Swelling delays return until at least Sunday

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Some more on Kevin Martin's condition, according to someone close to him: His right shooting wrist swelled up on him Tuesday and Wednesday and he had fluid drained from it on Thursday, a setback that has delayed his return from November surgery at least from Wednesday's loss against Dallas..." January 23

  • Wolves Martin said he is 'getting close' to returning

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gone from the Timberwolves’ past 27 games now because of a broken wrist, veteran guard Kevin Martin declared himself something of a new man after Thursday’s practice. Or maybe rather, it was something of his old self. “I was back to K-Mart today,” he said. Martin said he is feeling fine..." January 16

  • Rubio joined in practice by Pekovic, Martin; all 3 could return in January

    The Score "When Ricky Rubio returns from his ankle injury, his pick-and-roll partner and on-court bodyguard will be joining him. The Diesel to Rubio's Shawn Michaels, Nikola Pekovic is nearing a return from injury, too, as is Kevin Martin. The three veterans practiced together for the first time since..." January 02

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    canishoopus @canishoopus

    Timberwolves Guard Kevin Martin Undergoes Wrist Surgery, Out 6-8 Weeks http://t.co/lAzZdQvSBU

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Wolves annouce that Kevin Martin is out indefinitely with a fractured wrist

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Wolves guard Kevin Martin fined $15,000 by NBA for obscene gesture during a loss to Chicago on Nov. 1.

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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

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