First off sorry if the information isn't very well organized, this is my first time making a fan post.
To start I took all the NBA players and the money they make this season. There are about 450 player being paid by NBA teams this year. Some are not playing, but still being paid and some are overseas.
the Median= 2.9 million and that is about the price to pay for Kris Humphries
the Mean=4.7 million and that is about the price for Zaza Pachulia (note Durant is paid about that also but that is rookie salary grade and not a contract he signed)
Now to go to Kevin Martin, He makes 9.7 million and that makes him the 68th (or top 15%) highest player in the league. I would say that this is a very reasonable contract. For the money he makes he is suppose to be around the top 65 player in the league. I think he is in that range and therefore earning his contract. If you can think of a list of 64 players that are better please put it below.
Player (name) TS%|points per 36\rebounds per 36\assists per 36| per (Note all numbers from only this season)
- Danny Granger .558| 18.8\5.8\2.1|18.8
- Mike Dunleavy .527| 17.2\5.7\2.2| 13.2
- Mike Miller .692|11.4\4.8\3.6|13.9
- K-Mart .531|20.1\4.4\3.0|17.3
- Gerald Wallace .583|15.9\9.4\1.6|18.6
- Kirk Hinrich .519|14.4\3.6\6.3|10.3
Those numbers are from a down year by K-Mart, yet still manages to put up solid numbers. K-Mart compares well with the other players in his pay range during a down season. I realize I am slurping K-Mart right now, but it will be nearly impossible to sign a player for cheaper that does the things he is capable of. Reasonable contracts are hard to come by in the NBA (T-Mac, Gilbert fires a shot here too), and for what is expected of Martin money wise he is producing.