A month after waiving Cartier Martin, the Hawks have opted to re-sign the small forward to add some wing depth. Martin made the team out of training camp, but the Hawks decided the need for an flexible roster spot was too great to guarantee him for the rest of the season. Martin was waived on January 7th and later signed consecutive 10 day contracts with the Chicago Bulls.
According to the Hawks, he was available for the home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, but did not play. He has averaged 6.6 points and 2 rebounds per contest with the Hawks this season, but his main calling card was his 41.6% mark from beyond the arc.
The Hawks recently decided against keeping recent D-League call up James Nunnally. Martin, unlike Nunnally, brings 5 years of experience at the NBA level back to the heart of the American South. Martin can step into the rotation behind DeMarre Carroll and provide some much needed wing defense while stretching the floor on offense. As usual, the Hawks can offer up to two consecutive 10 day contracts before selecting whether to keep him for the remainder of the season, or search elsewhere for roster options.
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