Wolves’ Martin: ‘I Have to Be Out There’
New starting shooting guard Kevin Martin returned to Timberwolves practice Tuesday after essentially missing three games last week.
He did so not because his sore Achilles’ tendon is all better, but simply because it is time.
“I know this system like the back of my hand, [but] I don’t know the players at all,” said Martin, who was united with Wolves coach Rick Adelman for the third time in his 10-year NBA career when he signed as a free agent in July. “That’s why it’s important for me to get out there to practice and also play in these last three preseason games.”
“As long as there’s no pain there, you can always play through soreness,” Martin said. “I don’t think I’ll do any more damage. I can read my body well from being in the league 10 years. Right now, I felt good. I wasn’t limited in my movements. I have to be out there.”