The Kevin Martin report card

By John Rohde Published: May 28, 2013

Scoring (A): Despite coming off the bench for the first time since his second year in the NBA, and despite being the third option after Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Martin remained one of the league's most efficient scorers.

Defense (C): For Martin, a “C” in defense is roughly two steps higher than when he arrived. Martin's one-on-one defense is D-minus stuff, but his team defense noticeably improved, which pleased coach Scott Brooks. He stepped into passing lanes and came up with more deflections and steals.

Passing (C): Though Martin's passing had some high moments, he still finished with 101 turnovers compared to 106 assists. A 1-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio is not what you're looking for from any player, especially a guard.

Rebounding (D): His 2.3 rebounds was the lowest average since his rookie season (1.3). Perhaps he wasn't asked to hit the boards, or his rebounding might have suffered due to his late arrival and new role. Whatever the reason, it stunk.

Poise (C): On the road, where he shot horribly (.418 FG; .363 3FG), it was a “D.” At home, where he enjoyed noticeably more success (.480 FG; .494 3FG), he flirted with an “A.” Plus he wasn't as clutch as he needed to be in the postseason.

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