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Old 08-13-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: How much will Kevin Martin help the T-Wolves?

Saunders said he believes he can “pencil in” Martin for 17 to 18 points per game and expects him to provide some badly needed perimeter shooting. Last season, the Wolves were the worst team in the NBA at three-point shooting (30.5 percent), an area in which Martin — who made 42.6 percent of his shots from behind the arc a year ago — excels.

As much as anything, Saunders said he values the leadership Martin can bring to a young squad that boasts talent but is still trying to find its identity. In return, Martin breathes hope into a team that is a little short on it and speaks confidently about not just getting back to the playoffs but “doing some damage.”

-- Minneapolis Star Tribune
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