Kevin Martin Ready to Return from Shoulder Injury?
Kevin Martin just needs to convince his coach that he’s ready to suit back up again, as the Houston Rockets guard recovers from a strained right shoulder injury. From the Houston Chronicle: “Rockets guard Kevin Martin said he and Rockets coach Kevin McHale will meet to discuss whether he should come back after missing 20 games with a strained right shoulder. ‘I feel like I’m getting better,’ Martin said. ‘We’ll talk about what is the best thing for the team. We’ll see how tomorrow and at New Orleans go. I think it is a possibility. Me and coach, we have to get together and we’ll see.’ Martin has not played since March 11. He went through the Rockets’ practice on Tuesday, but in the day between sets of back-to-back games, the practice was more of a walk-through than a workout. ‘I think it’s just about mostly the feel for the game,’ Martin said of coming back with little preparation. ‘There’s going to be a couple loose balls that might slip out of your hands and things like that. But conditioning-wise, I’ve been doing a lot of stuff the past three weeks so I think I’m ready in that aspect. I’ve got to try my best to get out there for them. Hopefully we can get back on the right track and get into the playoffs.’”