'Wolves Acquire Martin in 3-Team Trade

By KBJR News 1

'Wolves Acquire Martin in 3-Team Trade

July 11, 2013 Updated Jul 11, 2013 at 8:28 PM CST

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired guard Kevin Martin and cash considerations as part of a three-team trade with Oklahoma City and Milwaukee, the team officially announced on Thursday night.

Martin has averaged 17.8 points and 3.3. rebounds per game in his nine NBA seasons, which has seen him play for three different teams before coming to Minnesota.

His 42.6 percent shooting percentage from three-point range last season, though, may be the most attractive part to Minnesota, a team that was last in that category in the 2012-13 season.

"Kevin is one of the top shooters and more efficient scorers in the NBA and will help us immensely in those areas," said Flip Saunders, Minnesota's president of operations. "Kevin is familiar with Coach [Rick] Adelman's style of play and had success playing for him in Sacramento and Houston."

The Timberwolves will send guard Luke Ridnour to Milwaukee, which will also received cash considerations from the Thunder. The Bucks also send the draft rights to Szymon Szewcyzk to Oklahoma City as part of the final deal.

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