Pistons formally announce deals with Martin, Gray
AUG 18, 7:44p ET | AP
Rotowire: Apr 30 / 10:05a ET
News: Martin appeared in 23 games for the Pistons in 2014-15, averaging 1.6 points and 0.9 rebound sin 8.6 minutes.
Impact: Playing for his fourth team in three seasons, Martin primarily provided frontcourt depth and saw double-digit minutes in only nine contests. In such a small sample of minutes, it's difficult to judge Martin's season, though he struggled shooting the ball, posting a field goal percentage of 28.3 (15-of-53) while connecting on only 6-of-33 three-point attempts. Martin is a career 37.2 percent shooter from the perimeter, however, so this season's numbers look like an anomaly. The Kansas State product holds a $1.27 million player option for next season, and it seems likely that he'll exercise it rather than chance his luck landing a guaranteed deal as a free agent. If Martin returns in 2015-16, he'll likely hold down a similar role as one of the last forward off the bench.