I do a webcast every Tuesday, and from time-to-time I have on Eric in Madison of Canis Hoopus to talk about recent or upcoming events involving the Minnesota Timberwolves. On Tuesday, I was shocked to hear the news that Kevin Martin was due to sign with the Timberwolves on a four-year, $28 million deal. I then contacted Eric about asking him a few questions about KMart. The interview has been concluded and here are the results of the Q&A.
Q1: What will Kevin Martin's role be with the T'Wolves?
A1: Martin will be the Wolves starting shooting guard. There really aren't any other options, and the Wolves have long needed a full-sized two guard who can score. I'm hopeful that [Rick] Adelman limits his minutes to 30-32 a night, since he's had injury problems in the past.
Q2: With Martin being a sixth man of the year candidate this past season, how will starting change his game?
A2: I think he'll go back to being a top option offensively with the Wolves. He'll get a lot of catch-and-shoot opportunities from [Ricky] Rubio, and off pick and rolls between Rubio, [Kevin] Love or [Nikola] Pekovic. He should also get opportunities on the ball to produce shots/drives to the basket. Love is the Wolves best scorer, but Martin is going to be [a second option], along with Pekovic in the post.