NBA free agent rumors: Thunder, Bucks, Pelicans, others to pursue Kevin Martin


The veteran sharpshooter hits free agency after just one season in Oklahoma City. He could return to the Thunder, but will also have plenty of other suitors around the league.

Veteran shooting guard Kevin Martin, one of the top free agents on the market, will likely garner interest from a number of teams this summer, including the Oklahoma City Thunder, Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Martin, 30, spent last season in Oklahoma City after playing the first seven years of his career in Sacramento and Houston. He was a core piece of the deal that shipped All-Star guard James Harden to Houston last summer.

Martin averaged 14 points, 2.3 rebounds and a little more than one assist per game in 2012-2013, making for one of the worst seasons in his career from a raw production standpoint. One positive aspect was his efficiency from behind the arc; he hit 45 percent of his three-point attempts.

The Thunder, Bucks, Pelicans, Timberwolves, Mavericks and Pistons were listed as the possible suitors by Spears. All of those teams need to add to their backcourts and have money to spend, though it's unclear if there are any early frontrunners. With quite a few talented guards on the market this summer, including O.J. Mayo, Monta Ellis and Tyreke Evans, it will be interesting to see if there is a domino effect once one of these players signs.

NBA free agency is officially set to begin at 12:01 a.m. on July 1.

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