Summer Target...Kevin Martin

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by dozero, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. dozero

    dozero First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    3-1-3
    I'm going over OKC situation thinking, how are they in a better position financially for next year? They traded Harden because they didn't want to pay 13mil and got a guy that's playing WELL IN HIS CONTRACT YEAR and is currently making 12mil. Next year, Ibaka's contract kicks into overdrive and I don't think OKC can afford the 3 and Martin. Even if Martin was willing to accept around 9mil they'd be over. Right?

    So, do we sign Calderon and pull a sign and trade with them for Stuckey just so they can cut bait to avoid the 8.5mil? Or maybe even straight up? Then you have Stuckey available as trade for a SF.

    version 1
    Start: JC, KM, KS, GM, AD
    Bench: BK, KE, KM, CV, JJ, VK

    version 2
    Start: Start: JC, KM, Stuckey Trade, GM, AD
    Bench: BK, KE, KS, KM, CV, JJ, VK
     
  2. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    20,551
    Likes Received:
    2,411
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dagobah
    Martin is putting up his worst per 36 numbers since his second season.

    The trend is heading down. Not sure he's anyone's answer at the 2 considering he usually misses several games a season.
     
  3. The Panda

    The Panda Garbage Post All Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,025
    Likes Received:
    1,122
    Gender:
    Male
    Kevin Martin is playing well, but certainly not $10m well. He is bench firing power at best for me. I would much rather pick up JR Smith for an MLE and actually get some value for my money.

    If you want a sweet 3pt scorer, you want Reddick, Kyle Korver (FA) or someone like that.

    They traded Harden because they didn't want a $60 million contract on the books when Perkins was making $10 a year and Ibaka got resigned. Harden wasn't worth the luxury tax that would come with his contract. Kevin Martin is a rental cover. They are not in luxury now ,and if they will be next year they just won't resign him. Easy.

    Also, name 3 decent SF's who we could get for Stuckey & flotsam. Tayshaun is off the table.
     
  4. PistonsPoland

    PistonsPoland First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Yeah, I like Kevin Martin. He is my second pick for SG position after Mayo.
     
  5. BallDon'tLie

    BallDon'tLie All-Star 3x Fantasy Champion

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    6,785
    Likes Received:
    2,893
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Take a look at Kevin Martin's final days in Houston and you might think twice.
    If I remember correctly, he was a total malcontent and was benched by Kevin McHale for a laundry list of reasons.
     
  6. linwood

    linwood All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    4,423
    Likes Received:
    1,439
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    To be fair, I'm pretty sure that McHale had a "no dribbling the ball when the coach is talking" policy. It's really, really hard to respect that kind of nonsense.
     
    coynejeremy likes this.
  7. dba

    dba All-Star Moderator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2006
    Messages:
    4,213
    Likes Received:
    362
    Location:
    Ann Arbor/Chicago/Walland, TN
    I was going to reply - Since when is getting benched by Kevin McHale a bad thing?
     
    coynejeremy likes this.
  8. webz

    webz All-Star Snub Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    3,468
    Likes Received:
    760
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yep, Martin does not fit into our future plans. Pass.
     
  9. blueadams

    blueadams Banned - Sent to NBDL

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,081
    Likes Received:
    156
    I'd rather add Iggy, who can D
     
  10. The Panda

    The Panda Garbage Post All Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,025
    Likes Received:
    1,122
    Gender:
    Male
    Iggy doesn't help our spacing problems
     
  11. Mogilny

    Mogilny All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    3,025
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Martin-Calderon is probably the worst defensive pairing in the NBA since Stuckey-Gordon.
     
    linwood and KGREG like this.

Share This Page