Cartier Martin’s 10-day contract with the Hawks expires today, however reports suggest this won’t be the end of his tenure in Atlanta as the team is “likely” to sign the small forward to a second 10-day deal, again.
The 6’7″ swingman was with the Hawks to start the season on an initial pair of 10-day contracts, appearing in 25 games before getting released in January prior to his contract being guaranteed. After playing out a short stint in Chicago on pair of 10-day deals, Atlanta brought Martin back on February 1 on yet another 10-day contract.
Martin has played in two games since re-signing with the Hawks, and has posted a combined 13 points and three rebounds against Indiana and Memphis.
The announcement of a second 10-day deal could come as early as this afternoon, although it wouldn’t be surprising if General Manager Danny Ferry waits until after the All-Star break to extended Martin’s stay for another 10 days.
The Hawks are currently on the road for a back-to-back set with the first stop in Chicago tonight followed by a game in Toronto on Wednesday before the All-Star break starts Friday.
If Atlanta were to sign Martin today on another 10-day contract they would only have him for the next four games, two of which come before the All-Star break and the other two after they return, prior to the when the deal would expire on Feb. 21. However, if they wait to sign him after the All-Star break and ink the deal on Feb. 18, the first game back from all-star festivities, the Hawks would have him for a stretch of six games before the deal would expire on Feb. 28.
It’s a quandary.
Check back for updates.