Doc Brown wrote:gcclaker wrote:All this talk about Martin being a bad influence... There are only a few dustups involving him that I am aware of. Calling out Van Horn after losing in the 2002 Finals, that feud with Cuban and then firing pointed comments at Karl for criticizing former teammate Anthony. I don't know of any problems with the law or involving drugs or assaults.
On the court, this team could use another presence in the paint to mix it up for six to ten minutes. Martin fits that. He will also protect the core from any wannabees that want cause a mess. I agree his offense isn't what we'd like but putbacks from him happen plus he can hit that open short range J since his defender will help elsewhere.
If not, Amundson could be a good pickup. Constant motor...does the dirty work...used to play with Nash too.
This. What's the difference between Martin and Barnes? Martin and MWP?
Martin has done considerably less then both of those guys.
On top of that, his kids are in LA, so that might be the selling point that gets him here.
I never embraced Barnes and wouldnt embrace Martin. We are the lakers not the nuggets or clippers. Like the Yankees we have a standard that at least I have for the people that play for us. To me Martin is a classless individual that doesn't belong here. If he is here ill support his play and hope he plays well but I'll never embrace him