Charlotte Hornets officially sign Martin twins, Caleb and Cody, to rookie contracts

Charlotte Hornets Cody Martin (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Cody Martin (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Charlotte Hornets announced that the team has signed 36th overall pick Cody Martin and his undrafted brother, Caleb Martin, to contracts.

How cool is it to enter the NBA with your twin brother by your side? After playing high school and college basketball together, the Martin twins, Caleb and Cody, will remain together for their first NBA stint with the Charlotte Hornets.

Cody Martin was drafted by Charlotte 36th overall in June’s NBA Draft. He is a unique prospect because of his versatility. He can play three different positions in the league right away. He averaged 12.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists at Nevada as a senior.

Caleb Martin went undrafted during June’s draft. He was with the team for Summer League, but did not play due to injury. He averaged 19.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists during his senior season at Nevada.

Cody signed a three-year contract, while his brother Caleb signed a partially guaranteed contract, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

In case you were wondering, Cody Martin will wear jersey #11, while his brother will likely take his college number, which was #10.

After signing the twins, the Hornets now have one roster spot left, which could go to Jalen McDaniels, Charlotte’s 52nd overall pick. They also still have one two-way contract remaining, with Robert Franks holding the first one.

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Caleb Martin’s spot on the roster isn’t completely guaranteed, but he does have good odds to make the team.

Many believe that Caleb Martin had a better college career than Cody Martin, but it became clear, especially as seniors, that Cody’s game was more NBA ready and would translate better. Cody can shoot, pass, defend and has some hops. Charlotte loved his game during the pre-draft process, which is why they quickly snatched him early into the second round of the draft.

I see Cody getting rotational minutes at some point during his rookie season. The Hornets will likely be in rebuild mode, so they will focus on developing some of the younger talent on the roster. I was a big fan of the Cody Martin pick; I think he’s going to be a good player in this league for a long time.

Cody played some point guard during Summer League. I don’t think he’ll play at that position a lot, but he’s certainly capable of running an offense. He averaged 8.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in Las Vegas for the Hornets.

Hornets fans will be hoping that the Martin twins can find NBA success like other NBA brother combinations, like Brook Lopez and Robin Lopez, Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris, Stephen Curry and Seth Curry and Jrue Holiday, Justin Holiday and Aaron Holiday.

Man, those are some incredible families. Imagine having two sons make it to the NBA. That’s quite an accomplishment.

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It’s been a franchise changing summer for the Charlotte Hornets, and the roster is now nearly complete. Time will tell if the Martin twins will be able to make an impact for Charlotte during their first year in the league.