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08:10 AM ET 03.26 | Kevin Martin's first taste of unrestricted free agency approaches, and a recent Q&A gave a glimpse into the 30-year-old's thinking. [Martin] will be perhaps the best shooting guard on the free agent market this summer. Yet there is a growing sentiment that the Thunder might not need to re-sign him to continue contending. On more than one occasion this season, Martin has stated his preference to return. But the decision might ultimately come down to money. ... "I'm in a situation that after nine years I don't have to chase money. So I think that part goes into a lot of guys' minds when it happens. But for me, I found a new happiness here when I got traded here. It feels like a good fit. But we'll see when it comes around."

The Oklahoman

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March 26, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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He is gone. Could be his last chance to get a big $$$ contract. OKC can plug anybody in w/ the young guys they have. Reggie Jackson is not bad. He could take Harden's role...

jackson is 6'3... I would go with Lamb in the long run.

Martin + Lamb and out with Brewer and thabo

March 26, 2013  10:05 AM ET

Is This Your Last Rodeo, Bro?

March 26, 2013  12:22 PM ET

Dallas,Cleveland,ATL,clippers & San Antonio are realistic destinations.
I doubt OKC resigns him...

March 26, 2013  12:57 PM ET
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Dallas,Cleveland,ATL,clippers & San Antonio are realistic destinations.I doubt OKC resigns him...

If Ray Allen, Mike Miller and James Jones finally decide to hang it up, the Heat should sign him. Especially if he is willing to take a discount for the chance to win a ring.

March 26, 2013  02:35 PM ET
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He is gone. Could be his last chance to get a big $$$ contract. OKC can plug anybody in w/ the young guys they have. Reggie Jackson is not bad. He could take Harden's role...

You are right, he will be gone...

OKC is not a team to throw around money and they are scared to death of going over the cap and paying the tax penalty.

With that said, they can not just plug "anybody" in there...nor can they plug "anybody" in there and hang with the Heat.

March 26, 2013  02:37 PM ET
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If Ray Allen, Mike Miller and James Jones finally decide to hang it up, the Heat should sign him. Especially if he is willing to take a discount for the chance to win a ring.

Ray Allen is staying for 1 more season...same for Miller. Jones only makes 1m per season, so he is bench insurance for the Heat.

The Heat can not afford him this offseason without trading Allen and dumping Miller via amnesty.

When you are in the middle of a 26 game winning streak, have the best record in the league and are pushing towards back to back titles, why mess it up with this guy??

Thanks but no thanks.

March 26, 2013  03:57 PM ET
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There will be teams offering 8+ mil for a guy that can score .If okc gives him a fair offer, I can see him staying, but if they go real cheap, he will leave

^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^

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March 27, 2013  03:20 PM ET

Get him Clippers!!!!!

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