I've been thinking about Kevin Martin and what he does well and not so well. And I've kinda been going back and forth about this for awhile and want you guy's opinion.
The question is, is it to late for Kevin Martin? What I mean by this is can he change? If the Kings improve with him at the helm can he change his game? The biggest criticism I have of K-Mart is the aspects of his game that doesn't have a direct relation with him scoring the ball. Thats right Assists, Rebounds, and Steals. Now before you start compiling arguments to this claim read on. My gripe is at this point in his career (5 yrs) he has learned to do one thing well (score the ball), one thing decent (he has learned to rebound for his position at 4.4 in the last 2 yrs., but 2.7 this year) one thing average (steals at 1.0) and the rest subpar (assists, overall defense) Now this year he went on record saying that the all-star game isn't important because he has outplayed previous selections!!!??? Really? You think that Kevin? I am worried that as this team improves (if it improves) and he becomes the cornerstone that we build on; he'll become the reason we don't win. Because he doesn't share the rock, he has (or is) becoming an "I need to score to get the win" kind of player and once a person hits that zone its hard to leave it. I mean yes this team is full of pieces of players but not trusting your team mates to score some is not a great place to be. What do you think? Has he drifted into the "Marbury" zone, the post-shack pre-gasol Bryant, the pre-jackson Jordan? or is there hope? Do you think K-Mart can change? can he share the rock, defend, and be the utility player he can be? The kind of player Lebron, Wade, and to a lesser extent Roy is? Meaning can he turn into the type of player that can and WILL do what it takes to win?