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Spurs sign Kevin Martin for stretch run, waive veteran forward

Kevin Martin to wear No. 23; Spurs waive Rasual Butler

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs have added some offensive firepower to their roster as they head into the stretch run of the season.

The team announced on Wednesday that they have signed veteran guard Kevin Martin. Terms of the contract were not announced.

Martin, 6-7, began the season with Minnesota and averaged 10.6 points with just over two rebounds per game for the Timberwolves.

Martin’s contract was bought out by Minnesota earlier this month and he was placed on waivers. 

Martin is a 13-year veteran who has played with four other NBA teams.

He has averaged 17.6 points and just over three rebounds per game over his career.

Martin is also considered to be one of the best shooters in the league with averages of 38.5 percent from three-point range and 87 percent from the free throw line.

The Spurs announced Martin will wear No. 23 for the Silver and Black. 

To make room for Martin on the roster, the Spurs will waive forward Rasual Butler.

Butler was in his first season with the Spurs. He played in 46 games this season, averaging 2.7 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.


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