Kevin Martin: ‘I’ve got an easy life’
There are many factors why Kevin Martin’s transition with the Thunder has gone so smoothly. The biggest reason has been Martin himself — his talent, his knowledge, his commitment, his unselfishness, his demeanor.
And, perhaps above all else, his happiness. Good luck trying to wipe the smile off Martin’s face.
“I’ve got an easy life right now,” said Martin, seemingly somewhat embarrassed to admit it.
Martin is averaging 16.0 points, shooting 93.3 percent from the free-throw line (second in the league) and 46.8 percent from 3-point range (sixth). Playing the role of OKC’s top reserve, he is averaging 29.7 minutes on a team that owns the NBA’s best record (19-4) and longest winning streak (10).
Not a bad start for a guy who joined his new teammates just five days before their season opener.