Friday, July 13, 2012

Wizards Re-Sign Martin

Martin, above, was good off the bench last season for the Wizards. (Photo:
Yesterday, one of the Washington Wizards biggest surprises from last season, forward/guard Cartier Martin, was resigned to the team. Per team policy, terms of the deal have not been released.

Martin first came to the Wizards by signing a consecutive 10-day contract. He performed well enough in those ten days and the Wizards signed him on for the remainder of the season.

Martin then became one of the Wizards most consistently productive player. While he was not a big name star like John Wall or Nene, Martin still contributed night in and night out.

Twice last season Martin scored more than 20 points in a single game. His most memorable performance came not long after he signed for the remainder of the season when dropped 22 points on the eventual NBA Champion Miami Heat in Miami, Florida.

Martin, statistically, had his best season last season. He averaged a career 9.3 points per game as well as 3.4 rebounds per game. In 17 games, two starts, last season, he shot 44% from the field and 38% from behind the arc.

Martin brings depth to the forward and guard positions. While he may not be a nightly starter, he can come off the bench and get the job the done. The Wizards did themselves a favor by retaining Martin. He will only continue to grow and get better. By seasons end, Cartier Martin could be the Wizards best bench player.

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Source: Washington Wizards website