Martin Talks About Joining Timberwolves
by Sam Amick, USA TODAY Sports
In a move that will hurt one Western Conference contender and perhaps create another, the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with former Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Kevin Martin on a four-year contract that could be worth as much as $30 million.
“Minny was my first option outside OKC, so I’ve got to take it,” Martin told USA TODAY Sports shortly after giving a verbal agreement on the deal that can’t be formalized until the free agency moratorium lifts on July 10. “Especially being (with coach Rick) Adelman, and their starting lineup just needed a two-guard, so I feel like it’s a perfect fit. I’m not one to play around. I know where my heart is.”
Martin was deliberating other options until the end, as the Memphis Grizzlies were known to be exploring sign-and-trade possibilities to land him and the Milwaukee Bucks also had serious interest.