The San Antonio Spurs is a strong contender in acquiring explosive shooting guard Kevin Martin. The veteran shooting guard is considering to buy out his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to several sources.
Insiders reported that the San Antonio Spurs had the strongest interest among the diverse playoff teams that were going out for Martin. Martin is reportedly asking for a buyout since the all-star break, and now it is close to a done deal. Martin and the Timberwolves have until midnight (ET Tuesday) to finalise the buyout and to part ways with each other.
According to the reports of ESPN, several playoff contenders like Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, and Houston Rockets are courting Martin to be part of their program, but it seems that Spurs is most likely to hire the services of Martin top. A few days ago, Cleveland Cavaliers had failed to acquire Johnson, and now they are pushing for another veteran guard that is alike to Johnson.
Martin became famous for being a consistent scorer since he started his NBA career. However, Martin seems to lose his role in Minnesota because the Timberwolves had started to build a younger roster. Martin averages just 10.6 points in 21.4 minutes after putting up 20 in 33.4 last season, according to Bleacher Report.
On the other hand, the San Antonio Spurs signed another former Timberwolves’ player Andre Miller. Miller also did the buyout thing last Thursday. The veteran guard signed the deal last Sunday and pledged to help the Spurs. The 39-year-old guard had the same situation with Martin as he found himself in the team without a role.
In 12 seasons, Martin has averaged 17.6 points and 1.6 3-pointers per game. Moreover, Martin is a great defender on the court that may help the Spurs in the end once the deal is good.