Going from a rebuilding team to a championship contender would make just about any basketball player happy and that’s just how Kevin Martin feels. Read more after the jump.
Back in Toyota Center for the first time since he was traded to the Thunder, Kevin Martin could not work up much animosity for his former team. It is difficult, he said, to hold a grudge about getting traded when so happy.
“Everything great,” Martin said. “I’m playing starter minutes. I’m playing good, playing with two superstars in the league. I have an easy life right now. Everything is good right now.”
Martin is averaging 15.8 points per game, second among players coming off the bench, while making 46.7 percent of his shots and 45.7 percent of his 3-pointers, his best shooting percentage since 2006-07 and his best 3-point shooting in his nine NBA seasons.
Martin, in the final season of his contract, has fit so well he said he would like to return to the Thunder next season.
“Someone would have to steal me away,” Martin said. “They’re going to have a lot of decisions when it comes to me, same as they had with (James) Harden. I’m going to have decisions with some other teams with what kind of role I want to have, whether I want to go back to being a starting two or living the easy life here and try to win championships.”