3. Kenyon Martin Jr.
Martin has barely seen the floor since being traded to the Sixers. He is averaging just 8.0 minutes per game and not producing much. The 23-year-old has played more over the last four games, but he does not appear to be a significant part of the team’s plans when everyone is healthy.
Martin averaged 12.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 28.0 minutes per game for the rebuilding Rockets in 2023. The playing time has not been there in LA or Philadelphia, but his potential remains. Martin is an elite athlete with an intriguing skill set. He is still years away from reaching his peak and could become a key rotation player for some team.
Martin is on a $1.9 million expiring contract and will be searching for a payday in the offseason. Does a rebuilding team take a chance now or just wait until the summer when he becomes an unrestricted free agent?
KJ Martin needs a consistent role to thrive. He will draw interest before the Feb. 8 trade deadline, and do not be surprised to see him moved. The Philadelphia 76ers cannot find him minutes, and the best solution for both parties is likely giving the 6’6 wing a new home.