Posted: 5/2/2009 5:52:00 AM
Source: Associated Press
Not long ago, Martin was considered almost an albatross for the team. He was constantly hurt -- two microfracture knee surgeries in successive years -- and had an unwieldy contract (seven years, $93 million) that made moving him next to impossible.
Now, he's a vital part of a Nuggets team that eliminated the New Orleans Hornets in five games in the first round of the postseason.
"I think a lot of it was getting out of my own way," Martin said. "Just getting past the bad attitude from injuries. I was a wreck. I wasn't no fun to be around, I'm pretty sure for (Karl) it was hard to coach me."
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