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OKC Thunder: New OKC player Kevin Martin had been a thorn in Thunder's side

Kevin Martin, who the Thunder acquired in a trade from the Rockets, has had several big games against Oklahoma City.
BY JOHN ROHDE Staff Writer jrohde@opubco.com Published: October 27, 2012
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The 26th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Kings, Martin played collegiately at Western Carolina and has started 387 out of 475 games since joining the NBA.

He consistently has been one of the league finest shooters and scorers.

In true shooting percentage, a statistic which measures shooting efficiency in field goals, 3-point field goals and free-throws, Martin ranks No. 6 among active players and No. 21 in his career. Martin ranked No. 4, No. 6 and No. 9 in true shooting percentage in consecutive seasons from 2005-08.

By comparison, three-time scoring champ Kevin Durant ranks No. 8 in true shooting percentage on the active list and was No. 6 last season.

Martin led the NBA in free throws made in 2010-11 with 594 and was No. 9 in total points that same season. His offensive rating (points produced per 100 possessions) ranks No. 5 among active players.

The 6-foot-5, 180-pound Lamb is a 20-year-old rookie from Connecticut who was the 12th overall pick of last June's NBA Draft. He left UConn after his sophomore season, during which he averaged 17.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists and in the previous season he was the second-leading scorer on the 2011 national championship team.

Aldrich played sparingly his first two seasons with the Thunder, averaging 1.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 44 career appearances.

Cook, who was the 3-point Shooting Contest champion at All-Star Weekend in 2009, had career averages of 7.1 points and 2.3 rebounds in 279 career games with the Miami Heat and Thunder.

Hayward was acquired in a trade last December with the Minnesota Timberwolves for future second-round draft picks and played just 26 games with OKC last season, averaging 1.4 points and 0.6 rebounds.


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