Although Caleb Martin only appeared in eighteen games for the Hornets, he showed a ton of potential as a contributor. Martin shot an impressive 54% from the 3pt line and showed his ability score in bunches when given the minutes. In his small sample size, Martin shot an above-average 81% from the FT line, which is a good sign for a steady shooter. Standing at 6’5, you want Martin to improve more at the rim and try to use more of his frame against smaller defenders; that’s probably the next step in his development on offense.
Caleb Martin showed some excellent defense when on the floor. Martin at 6’5 is a fierce defender and shows a ton of energy getting up and down the floor, something that’s infectious for a team. Martin offers a rare trait that NBA coaches look for in defenders, and that’s having the ability to switch. In a small sample size, Martin showed he could defend the 1-3 position. Overall, the team defense struggled with the pick-and-roll, but the team did have a few bright spots, and Martin was one of them not allowing easy drives to the basket and using his long arms to contest shots over the screen.
Caleb Martin had a solid rookie season, although mostly spent with the Hornets G-league affiliate “Swarm.” Martin made the most important impression that you can for NBA coaches, and that is that you belong as-long as Martin continues to show the progression that he did in the G-league he should find himself as a regular in the rotation for the 2020 season.
Final Grade: B+
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