Kings Blog and Q&A

News, observations and reader questions about the Sacramento Kings and the NBA.

January 13, 2010
Martin is "very likely" to play Friday

Kevin Martin practiced today and expects to be on the floor Friday when the Kings play at Philadelphia.

"Right now it's looking very likely after playing today," Martin said.

Martin was cleared to practice on Tuesday after being out since November with a broken left wrist.

Kings coach Paul Westphal said barring any stiffness in Martin's wrist tomorrow, he expects Martin to play on the six-game road trip that begins against the 76ers.

Martin said it didn't matter if he started.

"I think he'll play," Westphal said. "How much will depend on how rusty he is, how he feels, how the game's going, all kinds of things."

Martin said he spent the portion of practice the media can't see "roaming" as he worked to get reacquainted with his teammates.

When it was time to scrimmage, Martin didn't look to be playing tentatively. His shot was off, which is to be expected after the layoff.

Martin will have another tomorrow to assess his readiness to play Friday.

"Made it 12 rounds," Martin said of his recovery. "That fight is over. I'm just looking forward to seeing how I do after tomorrow with a couple of workouts with the assistant coaches and just go from there."

--Jason Jones

About Comments

Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Sacramento Bee. If you see an objectionable comment, click the "report abuse" button below it. We will delete comments containing inappropriate links, obscenities, hate speech, and personal attacks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. See more about comments here.

What You Should Know About Comments on Sacbee.com

Sacbee.com is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments or ban users who can't play nice. (See our full terms of service here.)

Here are some rules of the road:

• Keep your comments civil. Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines click the "report abuse" button to notify the moderators. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior.

• Don't use profanities, vulgarities or hate speech. This is a general interest news site. Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear.

• Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals.

• Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at hand. If you want to discuss an issue with a specific user, click on his profile name and send him a direct message.

• Do not copy and paste outside material into the comment box.

• Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time.

• Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed.

• Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience.

You should also know that The Sacramento Bee does not screen comments before they are posted. You are more likely to see inappropriate comments before our staff does, so we ask that you click the "report abuse" button to submit those comments for moderator review. You also may notify us via email at feedback@sacbee.com. Note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us the profile name of the user who made the comment. Remember, comment moderation is subjective. You may find some material objectionable that we won't and vice versa.

If you submit a comment, the user name of your account will appear along with it. Users cannot remove their own comments once they have submitted them, but you may ask our staff to retract one of your comments by sending an email to feedback@sacbee.com. Again, make sure you note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us your profile name.

hide comments
blog comments powered by Disqus


Kings Bloggers

Tag Cloud

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Categories


May 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

Monthly Archives