I saw this posting on the indystar board...somewhat interesting if it is true. It sounds like others are on to Kevin Martin I was hoping he would be another Jamaal Tinsely steal from the draft. I think we got Tinsely for Atlanta at 26 or something)....who knows....
More on Kevin Martin
We headed over to the Multiplex (where the infamous Pavel Podkolzine workout took place last year) for a workout with Kevin Martin.
Teams picking all over the draft were represented thereóthe Clippers, Lakers (GM Kupchack), Supersonics (Coach McMillan and President Wally Walker), Mavericks, Heat, Trailblazers, Spurs, Nuggets and maybe some others that we didnít recognize as well.
Martin was matched up with Kenny Lowe from Purdue, who was the Big 10 Defensive player of the year two years in a row from what I was told.
They started off with some drills-- ball-handling skills to show off his quickness and then rebounding and dunking under the basket to show off his hops and how fast he gets off the floor.
Martin should be smiling after his performance.
His shooting was off and on during the workout, but other then that he was by far the most impressive player Iíve seen in Chicago so far. Having seen him in the past, I already knew just how athletic he is, but most of these teams it seems didnít. As you can see in the video, he is extremely fluid and gets off the floor in the blink of an eye and just soars. Needless to say, he threw down some very nice dunks at the workout, but even more impressive were the 1 on 1 drills on both offense and defense where Martin just tore up poor Kenny Lowe without any mercy at all. I probably wonít be sold on his defense until I see him go up against NBA caliber shooting guards, but the kid obviously has fantastic footwork and quickness to go along with his size (6-7 Ĺ), which will help him out immensely.
Martin has solidly moved himself into the first round now with his showing today, just how high he can go now depends on his workouts from here on. With so many teams looking for shooting guards from 13-26 in the draft, he could easily get closer to that 13th pick if he continues to impress as much as he did today.