Mini-Camp Big Leap

POSTED BY: News Department
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 - 07:01 PM
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Kevin Martin's NBA playing career officially began on Wednesday.

The Zanesville native was scheduled to participate in the Sacramento Kings' three-day mini-camp in preparation for the team's Summer League schedule, which starts on Saturday.

The Kings drafted Martin, a 6-7 shooting guard from Western Carolina, with the 26th pick in the 2004 NBA draft.

Martin has yet to sign his first pro contract. Under the league's rookie pay scale, the ZHS grad reportedly will make about $727,000 a season for three years.

Sacramento's summer team will play seven games in eleven days at Long Beach State University beginning Saturday.

The Summer Pro League includes entries from the Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, and San Antonio Spurs.

Assistant Coach Pete Carril will run the Kings through workouts during the mini-camp.

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