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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 9:20 am  |  13 responses

Kevin Martin Unhappy About Shots, Playing Time


Kevin Martin was upset with the Houston Rockets’ loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, and he wasn’t exactly thrilled about how little he played either. Reports the Houston Chronicle: “With the Rockets stumbling long enough for the Memphis Grizzlies to build a 15-point lead before holding on late for a 93-83 victory Tuesday night, Martin finished the worst road trip of his career with the first scoreless game of his eight NBA seasons. He took just three shots, missed them all and played just seven second-half minutes. ‘Sometimes, it’s nothing about the number of shots,’ Martin said. ‘It seems like a lot of things have changed in the past two weeks. If we’re winning and I’m sitting, I’m happy. Tonight, we got beat, and I’m on a 10-day-contract leash. I’m not happy about that, just because we lost. If we’re winning, I’ll sit over there for 48 minutes.’”

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  • AD

    10 day contrct for kmart sheesh… i wouldnt like it either

  • Justin

    Who else saw this headline and immediately thought a) it was about Kenyon Martin and b) haha, already?!

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Kevin Martin, stop being a gronk. You don’t rebound, don’t create shots in the half-court, don’t play good help defence, and you’re only an average on-ball defender.
    If you are not actively running off screens or iso’ing with the ball (or hitting 3′s on broken/transition play), you are effectively serving as a ball-and-chain to not only the offence, but the defence as well. I’m more than happy for Courtney Lee and Chase Budinger to get your minutes if you don’t contribute somewhere else on the court.
    *sigh*

  • bobbyD

    So is my fantasy team.

  • AD

    @hursty you sound bitter… kmart is better than an avg defender….. No he can’t create shots but he never did that…… Did you read the article?

  • AD

    damn i look like a dum$$$ lmao disreguard my comments….. AD needs glasses

  • Fletch213

    @Justin I thought the exact same thing!! LOL I was getting ready to go in on him because he just signed with the clippers haahaha.

  • http://all-heat-erthing.tumblr.com/ cramzy

    yep, i was thinking Kenyon Martin too

  • chris

    has anyone ever noticed that throughout his career, this guy always gets big numbers against bad or horrible teams- but then will go 3/15 or injured against real comp? its easy to get 25 against luke ridnour and marco bellinelli, but he can’t really do anything against playoff teams.

  • DerekG

    @ Justin…GUILTY! LOL!!!

  • LA Huey

    @chris, No need to drag my man Ridnour’s name into this. Not saying there’s no truth to your statement, just that there’s plenty of defensively inept guards in the league NOT from the Pac NW.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    LOL LA Huey, you my dude. We both from PAC NW and have LA ties and both have a man crush on Luuuuuuuuuuuke “I am your Father!!” Ridinour.

  • DHughes

    Kevin Martin reminds me of Reggie Miller though never diud alot of all star games but was an above average player

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