While all of the attention on Wednesday's game with the Rockets is understandably on former Thunder star James Harden, Kevin Martin will be dealing with mixed emotions as well:
Martin on playing the Rockets tomorrow: "It’ll be a little emotional, but that’s a part of the business and you wish them the best of luck."— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) November 27, 2012
Martin spent three seasons in Houston, where he was one of the most efficient scorers in the NBA. However, the Rockets didn't make the playoffs in that stretch, all while his name became increasingly bandied about in trade rumors.
He was part of the infamous Chris Paul to the Lakers deal that was vetoed by the NBA last off-season, which caused lingering tensions between him and the Rockets front office.
And while he had to fill some huge shoes with Harden's departure, he's been a productive and incredibly efficient bench scorer for Oklahoma City. Through 15 games, he is averaging 16 points while shooting 45% from the field and 49% from three.