It's a sad day for me in the sense that [Sacramento] was the first team that took a chance on me late in the first round of the draft," Martin told the Sacramento Bee from the team bus after news of the deal spread. "They showed so much loyalty to me throughout the years. They gave me the big contract to show that [they] loved me. ... [But] I just think it was time for us to go in a different direction. I was the young guy before, and now I'm the oldest starter. I think it's good.