The Los Angeles Clippers have an undeniably talented squad. However, given the amount of time both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have lost due to injuries since moving to Los Angeles,
The talent isn't constantly on the court. The Clippers made a transaction on Saturday in order to change that and get deeper.
K.J. Martin was supposedly acquired by Los Angeles in a trade with the Houston Rockets. In exchange, the Clippers will send the Rockets two second-round picks.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the contract.
Martin, the son of the No. 1 overall pick in 2000, Kenyon Martin, was picked in the second round of the 2020 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings then traded to the Rockets a few days later.
Martin has spent the last three seasons in Houston mostly as a bench player. Despite starting only 10 games in his first two NBA seasons, he averaged 22 minutes, 9 points, and 4.3 rebounds per game. During the 2022-23 season, he advanced to the next level.
Martin made career highs by appearing in all 82 games and starting 49 of them last season.
He averaged 28 minutes per game, 12.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists, all of which were career highs.
Martin is also only 22 years old. And, while he'll be an unrestricted free agency at the end of the season
The overwhelming view was that he's easily worth a couple of second-round picks.
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