Thursday December 17th, 2015

The Minnesota Timberwolves are trying to trade veteran guard Kevin Martin, the Associated Press reports.

Minnesota has discussed dealing Martin, 32, with two teams in an effort to give more playing time to young players such as Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins.

The Timberwolves are 9–16 and have lost eight of their last nine games. Trading Martin would mark a shift in focus from winning this year to rebuilding for the future.

Martin, a 6'7" guard who made his NBA debut in 2004 with the Sacramento Kings, has played for the Timberwolves since 2013. Over three seasons in Minnesota he has averaged 18.2 points and 1.9 assists per game with a 42.1 shooting percentage.

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This season, Martin is averaging 12.7 points per game with 1.3 assists through 23 games, but is questionable to play Friday against his former team after sitting out Wednesday with a sprained right wrist.

The Timberwolves will play the Kings at home at 8 p.m. ET on Friday.

- Erin Flynn

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