Hey we have some news! The Charlotte Hornets have signed second round pick Cody Martin, along with his brother Caleb Martin, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Sources: Twins Cody and Caleb Martin of Nevada have agreed to rookie contracts with the Charlotte Hornets and will enter NBA together. Cody Martin, the No. 36 pick in June NBA draft, will sign a three-year deal; Caleb Martin will get a partially guaranteed deal.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 31, 2019
According to Shams’ tweet, Cody Martin will receive a three year deal as the team’s second round draft pick. Based on the deals that Dwayne Bacon and Devonte’ Graham have gotten in the past couple years, Martin’s will likely be a little over $1 million per season with a non-guaranteed final year.
Caleb Martin gets a partially guaranteed deal. That can mean any number of things. It could be a one year deal with a chance that he comes back for a second season, or it could just be a tryout contract with a minimal guarantee in the first year. We’ll have to wait on the details to come out.
This is a cool beginning to the next chapter of the Martin twins’ basketball journey. They started their collegiate careers at NC State before transferring to Nevada together. Now they’ll start their NBA journey together as well.
Update: Per Bobby Marks of ESPN, Cody’s deal starts at $1.17 million per season and is guaranteed for two years. Caleb’s deal is an Exhibit 10 contract, meaning he’s most likely heading for the G League.