Kevin Martin, Timberwolves Agree on Buyout: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

March 1st, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Kevin Martin and the Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to terms on a buyout Tuesday night to give the veteran shooting guard a chance to latch on with a postseason contender shortly before the league's midnight player-eligibility waiver deadline.'s Marc Stein was the first to report the news after noting the two sides were in "advanced" negotiations to make Martin a free agent before the playoff-eligibility deadline. Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press confirmed the report. The Timberwolves announced the news shortly thereafter. 

After reaching an agreement with Minnesota, Martin shared his excitement and some other thoughts with USA Today's Sam Amick:

Stein added that the San Antonio Spurs are a "strong favorite" to sign Martin, while the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks are all "in pursuit."

Players waived after March 1 are not allowed to play in the postseason, per The Vertical's Bobby Marks, which is why it was so important for the two sides to reach an agreement prior to midnight. 

Martin has been a steady shooting ...

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