Kevin Martin reached a buyout agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday shortly before the NBA's deadline, allowing him to sign with another team and still be eligible for the playoffs. The San Antonio Spurs have been rumored to be the frontrunners for Martin's services, with ESPN's Marc Stein calling them "strong favorites," but Dallas is reportedly in the mix.
San Antonio already acquired Andre Miller after he cleared waivers, while Dallas has added David Lee. Martin would fit in Dallas as a backup small forward, allowing Dallas to play bigger and adding extra pop off the bench when Chandler Parsons moves to the backup four. To me, this also indicates that Justin Anderson's development just isn't far enough along for Carlisle's liking and that's why he's not playing -- rather than, say, an unrequited love for the three-guard lineup.
This is all especially interesting because the Timberwolves were in town Sunday.
Interesting conversation happening behind me: Rick Carlisle and Kevin Martin. Probably nothing, but interesting.— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) February 29, 2016
We'll keep you updated with any further developments.