Wolves Complete Three Team Move To Acquire Martin, Dish Ridnour
On Thursday, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced the team has now formally acquired guard Kevin Martin via a sign-and-trade as part of a three-team deal with Oklahoma City and Milwaukee. As part of the trade, the Wolves send Luke Ridnour and a 2014 second-round pick to the Bucks.
Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders said he was happy to bring Martin in, telling the AP that “Kevin is one of the top shooters and more efficient scorers in the NBA and will help us immensely in those areas. Kevin is familiar with Coach Adelman’s style of play and had success playing for him in Sacramento and Houston. We expect that to continue.”
The Timberwolves were last in three-point shooting in 2012-13 and Martin shot a career-high 42.6 percent from three-point range last season and is 39 percent from that distance for his career. Also, in the last seven years, Martin is the fourth leading scorer at two-guard, behind only Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Monta Ellis.
Martin will wear uniform No. 23 for the Wolves.
Saunders also thanked Ridnour for his years as a Wolf adding that Luke “is a consummate professional and we wish him the best in Milwaukee.”