According to Kevin Martin, his one-year stay in Oklahoma City proved much more than just an in-between layover.
Even entering the 10th year of a pretty successful career, the Minnesota Timberwolves' free-agent shooting guard acquisition is open to absorbing any lesson available.
And the Thunder gave him a lot to soak up last season.
"I learned a lot in Oklahoma City," said Martin, whom the Timberwolves acquired in a July 11 sign-and-trade deal that also involved Milwaukee. "The way Kevin Durant and (Russell Westbrook) set the tone and approached the game, I feel like that's something we can do in Minnesota."
The overall expectations in the Twin Cities may differ -- get to the playoffs as opposed to make it through them -- to what Martin experienced last season, the final one on his contract after a trade from Houston. But the pressure on Martin is about to ramp back up.
The 6-foot-7, 185-pound Western Carolina product came off the bench in Oklahoma City. He's expected to start ...