By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Washington Wizards are expected to show progress this season with John Wall playing the entire year.
Wall missed most of last year with an injury. And the Wizards struggled, as they were hampered with other injuries, as well.
But Cartier Martin, who is an unrestricted free agent, hasn’t been offered a contract to re-sign with the Wizards. In fact, his interest from the other teams in the NBA has been very limited.
He presently has an offer on the table to play in China, where he could potentially play this upcoming season.
The swingman averaged 6.6 points in 41 games during the 2012-13 season. He also scored at least 14 points in seven games.
With additions at guard and small forward through the draft and free agency, his services are not needed as they once were. That’s why he is considering the China offer.
In fact, he is not even on the Wizards depth chart. The Wizards added guard Eric Maynor, swingman Martell Webster, and first-round draft pick Otto Porter since June.
He has been a member of the Wizards since the 2009-10 season. He has played in 128 games in Washington.
The most games he has played in a season was 52, which came during the 2010-11 season. He averaged 4 points per game in that season.
He averaged a career-high 9.3 points per game during the 2011-12 season in just 17 games.
He also played in 33 games during the 2008-09 season with the Charlotte Bobcats. He averaged a career-low 2.6 points per game.