Season Review: Cartier Martin
Lucas Armstrong/Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks were in search of bench scoring all season, and when called upon, Cartier Martin provided the Hawks with a scoring threat from the wing. He played in 53 games with the Hawks this season over two stints with the team -- in between playing six games for the Bulls.
Martin provided the Hawks with another three-point threat off the bench as he shot 39.1 percent from deep on the season. He averaged 5.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per game and scored in double-figures in 12 of his Hawks appearances.
His minutes were constantly in flux with Coach Budenholzer searching for the right combinations and rotations throughout the season as injuries began piling up. When his name got called, Martin gave the Hawks an offensive boost and gave the bench unit much-needed floor spacing when Kyle Korver was getting rest.
Martin was terrific using off-ball screens, ranking first in the NBA with 1.33 points per possession in 45 opportunities and shot 56 percent from three-point range running off-ball screens. Most of Martin’s looks came as a spot-up shooter, where he shot a respectable 38.9 percent from three-point range and averaged 1.06 points per possession (101st in the NBA), per Synergy Sports.
He provided the Hawks with a solid scoring option off the bench who helped to space the floor, something crucial to success in Coach Bud’s offense. Like so many Hawks, Martin stayed ready and positive even when he was not playing much, knowing that at some point Coach Bud would call his name, and he made a solid impact in those opportunities.
Story by Robby Kalland