2013 Fantasy Basketball: SG Kevin Martin Off To Hot Start

By Adam McGill
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Year after year, SG Kevin Martin seems to be undervalued in fantasy basketball leagues. The veteran is always drafted outside of the top-10 shooting guards, but he has continually averaged over 12 points a game and is on the court every night. He is as consistent as they come at the two-spot.

This year with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Martin is looking like an All-Star. He has scored 23 points or more in four of his five games this season, including a staggering 30-point effort against the New York Knicks. He is now averaging a steady 21.6 points per game and is producing like one of the best two-guards in fantasy.

Martin has formed an instant chemistry with his new teammates. He has benefited from Ricky Rubio leading the offense and the young point guard has looked great with Martin this season. Additionally, Minnesota has PF Kevin Love eating up double teams in the paint and the lack of defensive presence gives Martin much more room to operate.

The shooting guard will see plenty of open shots this season, which is evident by his career-high (45.2%) field goal percentage. He will have the ball in his hands on nearly every possession, and the veteran could rival his personal best of 24.6 points this season in Minnesota.

Martin will continue to put up double-digit points on a nightly basis and is an absolute must-start in every fantasy format. If you own the veteran guard, get ready for a monster fantasy season.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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