He's not the reigning Sixth Man of the Year. Or even the reigning Player of the Week. Don't ask Kevin Martin to grow that beard.
Just ask him to score. That he can do.
"He's a terrific scorer," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "He scores in many ways. He's a 3-point shooter. He's a mover. He gets to the free throw line."
Martin arrived in Oklahoma City on the eve the season in a deal that rocked the NBA. Franchise cornerstone James Harden was hastily shipped to Houston along with Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward. The Thunder received Jeremy Lamb, two first-round draft choices and a second-round pick.
The defending Western Conference champs were immediately transformed and, in the minds of many, downgraded. Harden didn't help that perception by instantly blasting off. All the freshly-minted Rocket did was pace the league in scoring through the first week.
Martin, if you haven't noticed, hasn't been too shabby stepp...