The Wizards are set to have a reunion with Cartier Martin and sign him to a 10-day contract in advance of their game against the Indiana Pacers, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Martin is averaging 18.3 points and has connected on 15 of 27 three-point field goal attempts (55.6 percent) in seven games with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.
Martin averaged 26.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 30 games in China before joining the Wizards’ D-League affiliate in Iowa. He also is familiar with the Wizards, having spent part of the past two seasons with the Wizards and participating in summer league with John Wall in the summer of 2010. He averaged 4.0 points and shot 39.4 percent from beyond the three-point line in 52 games for the Wizards last season but suffered a stress fracture in his left foot after earlier missing action with a strained right patella tendon.
The Wizards cut Martin last April to allow the team to sign Larry Owens. Martin is expected to replace Edwin Ubiles, who averaged 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in four games with the Wizards. He scored a career-high 10 points in the Wizards’ 95-92 loss to Atlanta on Saturday but did not appear in the team’s loss on Monday to the Detroit Pistons.
Martin has also played for Golden State and Charlotte and has career averages of 4.2 points and 1.4 rebounds. He also has hit 37.7 percent of his shots from long distance. RidiculousUpside.com was first to report the call-up.