Kelan Martin - 2014 Forward (Signed)

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  1. Staxawax

    Staxawax Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $13,080
    From the Indy Star:

    Although starting guard Caris LeVert missed his second straight game with lower back soreness, Pacers coach Rick Carlisle still had plenty to smile about after his team’s 111-100 win at Utah on Thursday.

    There were Malcolm Brogdon’s “quiet” 30 points, Myles Turner’s highlight-reel blocks and timely 3s, TJ McConnell’s fourth straight double-digit scoring game and, perhaps most surprisingly, Kelan Martin’s clutch fourth quarter.

    The third-year guard, who missed the first seven games of the season with a strained left hamstring, scored 11 of his season-high 14 points in the final period. Carlisle said Martin “starred in his role” as the Pacers handed the Jazz their first home loss of the season.

    “He’s a competitor, he’s a fighter. He’s got an edge, he plays with an edge,” Carlisle said. “He gets on the floor, he hits people, he’s unafraid. If you were in a street fight, I’d want that guy on my side every day of the week.”

    Martin said he was simply playing with the “trust” his coaches and teammates have given him. He shot 4-of-9 from the field in the fourth quarter and was 2-of-2 at the free-throw line.

    The former Butler guard also had four rebounds and two assists.

    “I try to go out every day and just try to do little things every time I’m on the floor,” Martin said. “Rebounding, guarding the best players, just doing a lot of the dirty work, and then the offense will be there. My teammates did a great job of finding me when I was getting hot towards the end of the game, and coach trusted me with the ball in my hands, so I was just making plays.”

    Malcolm Brogdon, who scored a season-high 30 points, said the NBA is all about opportunity,commended Martin for capitalizing on his opportunity Thursday.

    “Some guys are ready for the opportunity when they get it, some guys aren’t,” Brogdon said. “Kelan’s a guy that’s been ready for the two years I’ve played with him. He’s been ready for his opportunity, and now he’s getting an enormous opportunity, and he’s taking full advantage of it.

    “To be a guy that wasn’t playing much last year to now we come to Utah and he’s handling the ball for us, making tough shots at the end of the game to help close this thing out, that’s a drastic jump. He’s a guy that works extremely hard on his game and it’s paying off.”
     
  2. Staxawax

    Staxawax Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $13,080
    Kelan with another 13 points in 25 minutes as the Pacers beat the Sixers. He’s solidified himself as a top 8 rotation player right now. He’s looking confident and the coaching staff has great confidence in him.


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  3. ButlerHomer

    ButlerHomer Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $611
    It's been great to see. I think if Edmund Sumner doesn't get injured, Kelan is cut after preseason. Now he has been scoring and looking really good on defense too. If he keeps it up for the full season he has another contract in the NBA coming up, for more money and with a bigger role. Great success story to grind his way to that from Europe to two way player to what he is now.
     
  4. znelson15

    znelson15 Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $3,232
    He has looked very good the last two games and is getting the fourth quarter crunch time minutes, so the staff and other players are really trusting him right now.

    It’s Awesome to see


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  5. bumba

    bumba Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $10,292
     
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  6. Cranjis McBasketball

    Cranjis McBasketball Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $2,406
    Kelan leading scorer tonight for the pacers with 15 pts in 14 minutes after 3Qs


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  7. Robinzine Crying

    Robinzine Crying Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $704
    Pacers waived Kelan today. Hope he can land somewhere else. He started well this year, but his shooting seemed to cool as the season progressed.


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  8. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $17,097
    This surprised me. Against Golden State recently he did an extraordinary job guarding Curry basically shutting him down then was pulled and never saw the floor again. Then Curry went off against the pacers. Then again I don’t understand pro basketball beyond dunks and threes. I’m sure defense is stressed but is not enough to stay.
     
  9. UDDawg

    UDDawg Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $9,984
    Can’t help but think it’s at least in part to make more room for Lance Stephenson.
     
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  10. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Money:
    $9,585
    Given the amount of players the league is burning through this season with the Covid protocols there almost certainly will be an opportunity for him elsewhere.
     
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  11. estar20dawg

    estar20dawg Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $7,273
    Said this in the other thread but this is a straight salary cap move by the pacers. Martin's contact gets guaranteed tomorrow. Frees up 2.4 mil in cap space

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  12. BURph92

    BURph92 Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $2,839
    There’s your answer.


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  13. ButlerGoalie

    ButlerGoalie Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $3,349
    That’s pathetic and why I hate the NBA. Dude gets Covid and the Pacers save some coin on him. A drop in the bucket them, but that was serious money for Kelan. I hope he gets on with another team and drops 30 on the Pacers one night.


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  14. Jared Grubbs

    Jared Grubbs Administrator Staff Member VIP Member

    Money:
    $20,109
    Just a part of the business unfortunately. It may be a drop in the bucket for the Pacers, but it's the salary cap, not profit, that determines these roster moves. He will find a landing spot I'd think.
     
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  15. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $17,097
    Salary caps must be a whole lot different for the Warriors, Lakers, New York etc because year after year they sign more and more stars and give out bigger and bigger contracts.
     
  16. dawgs2014

    dawgs2014 Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $10,283
    First -the cap keeps growing rapidly.

    Next: The knicks haven’t been legitimately good since I was a teenager and haven’t signed any truly marquee free agents in ages. Evan Fournier was their biggest acquisition this year. After that it was Derrick rose a couple years ago who is making great money for your or me, but only mediocre money for an nba player.

    The Warriors haven’t signed a key free agent since Durant and they were in a fortuitous situation where they had a couple guys develop into superstars who they had drafted.

    The lakers have operated primarily via sign and trade deals. You can operate differently when extending your own players rather than signing new ones. They also have a lot of veterans who are willing to play on veterans minimum contracts or mid level exceptions that have non standard salary cap implications. Lebron has this sort of sway. Guys like Carmelo and Westbrook have made their money and want to win a ring. With a healthy Lebron, you’re always a contender. The lakers also have only 5 guys making over $2 million this season. The packers by comparison, have 12.


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  17. godogs91

    godogs91 Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $4,225
    I think there is also the Luxury Tax that fits in here someplace. Folks like the Lakers and Warriors seem to be fine paying it, while the Pacers and many other small market teams avoid it as much as possible.

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  18. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $17,097
    Who gets the fines and how much are the fines? Guess teams like the pacers will never rise to the top or actually anywhere near the top.
     
  19. dawgs2014

    dawgs2014 Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $10,283
    The owners and it escalates depending on how long you remain over it I believe.


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  20. Staxawax

    Staxawax Well-Known Member

    Money:
    $13,080
    OK so Luxury Tax is now a fine? A fine is something you pay if you do something against the rules. The LT was put into place not as a fine but to tell ownership that you can spend whatever, but if you go over a certain limit you will pay a predetermined tax.

    The Simon Group, or more to the point Herb Simon, has said they will not pay a Luxury Tax, so Pacer management has to be creative to keep within the budget.


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