The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly put Kevin Martin on the trade block, according to reports, and if the Cavs are going to make a move, they could do worse than the Zanesville, Ohio product.
Keep in mind, the Cavs are said to be searching for a defensive minded guard. Martin has never been known for his defense, but can still shoot. His game also involves getting to the line. Most importantly, Martin can offer floor spacing, which is never a bad thing with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on the floor.
Irving and James can take anyone to the rack, so the fewer bodies in the paint, the better the Cavs offense should run.
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And about that defense…while Martin’s not great, he does have a 0.2 defensive wins share. For those unfamiliar, DWS is an estimate of the number of wins a player contributes to on defense. Not a high number, but none-the-less, it’s positive.
When factoring in the Cavs’ cap condition, Martin would come a very high price for a 32-year-old wing on the downside of his career.
He’s making $7 million this season, and next. But because of the luxury tax, he would cost the Cavs far more money. By my estimate, Martin would cost the Cavs around $28 million between actually salary and luxury taxes.
Martin would be able help the Cavs. He’s playing on a young team in Minnesota and a change of scenery to a team that has a chance to win the title might be what it takes to squeeze whatever gas he has left in that 32-year-old body.
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