Stories tagged with: Kevin Martin

May 20, 2016 - 3:32pm
4 weeks 2 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - The chances of making it to the National Basketball Association are less than one-tenth of a percent. That’s why NBA players like Kevin Martin says it’s so important for young students to understand the importance of reading.

“If you look at anything you have to do in life whether that’s playing basketball, playing any other type of sport, or more realistic being a teacher, being a lawyer, or being a doctor you have to be...

March 9, 2016 - 7:37pm
24 weeks 3 days ago

 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have officially signed veteran shooting guard Kevin Martin.

The Spurs announced the move on Wednesday. Martin was bought out by the Timberwolves on March 1 and agreed to terms to join the Spurs late last week.

With Manu Ginobili coming back from a long layoff due to injury and the Golden State Warriors holding a lead for the No. 1 playoff seed thanks to an explosive offense, the Spurs went looking for more shooting to bolster...

March 5, 2016 - 12:48am
25 weeks 1 day ago

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that free agent guard Kevin Martin has agreed to join the San Antonio Spurs.

Martin reached a buyout with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday and was eager to join a playoff contender. He made the decision to choose the Spurs and bring his perimeter shooting and scoring ability to one of the best teams in the league. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move has not been officially announced.


March 2, 2016 - 1:18am
25 weeks 4 days ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Martin has accepted a buyout of his contract from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Martin sent a text message confirming the news to The Associated Press late Tuesday night, about 30 minutes before the 11 p.m. Central deadline for Martin to be eligible to play in the postseason.

Martin has been one of the most consistent shooters in the league over the last decade. But he has struggled this season, averaging just 10.6 points per game and shooting 36.9...

July 22, 2015 - 7:50pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

 Minnesota Timberwolves guard and Zanesville grad Kevin Martin was back in the gym today. Martin wrapped up his sixth annual basketball camp last week at Winland Gymnasium, but this summer, twice is nice for the NBA star.

Thirty-two high schoolers were on hand for Martin's second camp, which featured pro-style workouts for boys and girls ages 14-17.

"They're in high school so they enjoyed it a lot more--being separated from the little kids this year--because they...

July 17, 2015 - 12:14am
1 year 6 weeks ago

Zanesville grad and Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin held his sixth annual basketball camp this week at Winland Gymnasium. The camp wrapped up on Thursday, but it won't be the only camp the Minnesota star holds this month.

December 16, 2014 - 10:38pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

An NBA Star and Zanesville native is giving back to the community in a big way.

Kevin Martin of the Minnesota Timberwolves held his annual wrapping party Tuesday evening. 10 area families in need are chosen and gifts are then bought and wrapped for the members of those families by area students and friends and family of Martin. This year, Martin asked Tim McHugh to collaborate with him. McHugh shared his thoughts on the motivation behind the giving.

"Well, part of it I think...

November 21, 2014 - 5:35pm
1 year 40 weeks ago

Zanesville grad and Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin is out indefinitely with a fractured wrist, the team announced today.

Ironically, the 34-year-old turned in one of the best performances of his career after sustaining the injury to the wrist of his shooting hand in Minnesota's 115-99 win over the Knicks on Wednesday.

Martin injured his wrist when he was fouled shooting a 3-pointer in the first quarter of the game. He scored 34 points the rest of the way to...

July 11, 2014 - 4:53pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

The second coming of "The Decision" has been decided. The King is returning to Cleveland. 

In an announcement told exclusively to Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins, James writes, "I'm ready to accept the challenge. I'm coming home."

For Cavs fans, this news came as a mixture of shock and euphoria. The four-time MVP is back. He's really going to wear a Wine and Gold jersey again.

For Cavs fans from Zanesville, this news...

July 8, 2014 - 10:54pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

 Former Zanesville Blue Devil and current Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin has returned to his old stomping grounds to host his 5th annual basketball camp.

"This camp is just one of my favorite weeks of the year because it shows how much involvement the community puts into myself and me into the community," said Martin. "It's a win-win for everybody. It's an unbelievable relationship that we have."

One hundred forty campers packed...

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