Update: Marc Stein of ESPN:
Will Minnesota still waive Martin before tonight’s midnight deadline for him to eligible for another team’s playoff roster?
Marc Stein of ESPN:
Martin’s player option for next season complicates matters. His buyout amount would be applied to Minnesota’s team salary either:
- 22% this season, 78% next season
- 22% this season, 26% each of the following three seasons
The Timberwolves should be leery of adding a cap hit in future seasons for a player who might just opt out anyway and leave them with no future financial obligations. Therefore, they should consent to a buyout only if Martin relinquishes a substantial portion of his remaining guaranteed salary.