Wizards player review: Cartier Martin

Wizards player review: Cartier Martin
May 15, 2012, 4:26 pm
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Journeyman Cartier Martin did enough in his brief stint with the Wizards this past season to at least get an invitation to Wizards training camp next year. Right?

Martin averaged 9 points in 17 games for the Wizards, including a season-high 22 points in an upset win over Miami in late April. Martin's best game arguably was against the Sixers in late March. In just his second game after being signed back on by the Wiz, Martin pumped in 20 points and had 6 rebounds off the bench, including four 3-pointers in the victory over Philadelphia.

Martin showed he could shoot the ball, especially from beyond the arc, hitting 29 3-pointers at a 38 percent clip. With guard John Wall penetrating and Nene on the block, Martin was effective from outside when defenses had to collapse on those players.

Martin was a familiar face in D.C., as he played most of the 2010-11 season with the Wizards before being cut late that season. The lockout hurt his chances of making an NBA team, so he played in China and after that season was finished he signed on with the Wizards on a 10-day contract.

Martin would be a logical choice for the Wizards to bring back for training camp with a chance to make the team next season. Martin could be a solid contributor off the bench with his jumper, something the Wiz lacked in the 2011-12 season.