So, is Kevin Martin playing over his head?
Here are the facts:
Year 2FG% 3FG% Jump% FTR eFG TS% P/40
2007 .619 .348 .567 48 .593 .679 24.9
2006 .534 .369 .489 34 .540 .604 16.3
Well, he's shooting better from everywhere but three-point range, including an incredible 16 percent better on jumpers. He's getting to the line far more regularly. And he's obviously shooting more often, as his points-per-40-minutes has shot up.
The kid is incredibly confident right now. I think we'll likely see some of this incredible shooting marks slip a bit, and the foul-drawing might dip as well.
But it's not like these numbers are coming out of nowhere (as they did last season). He's a young guy (this is his age 23 season), and some improvement is expected. Whether this improvement is real or the creation of a sample size will be determined in the next few months.