Charlotte Hornets: Caleb Martin looks too good for G-League

Charlotte Hornets Caleb Martin. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Caleb Martin. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

As of late, the Charlotte Hornets have had a lot of productive players play well for their G-League team, one of them being Caleb Martin.

If you’re ever waiting for the Charlotte Hornets to play, you need to check out the team’s G-League team. Recently, the Greensboro Swarm has been getting a lot of production from Rookie players.

Everyone knows how well the G-League worked out for Devonte’ Graham and Dwayne Bacon, but there seems to be another productive player in the making. After drafting Cody Martin in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft, the Hornets took a chance by signing his twin brother Caleb Martin as an undrafted free agent.

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Both Martin brothers have been surprising in their rookie seasons, but Caleb Martin has been making serious strides with the Swarm; Martin has started in all twenty-four games that he’s played in.

In those twenty-four games, Caleb Martin has averaged 20.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game; he’s currently the leading scorer on the Swarm. Martin has also been shooting 46% from the field and 34% from behind the arc.

So far this season, Martin is the 6th ranked G-League player in minutes per game with 36.1, and he’s the 9th ranked player in points per game.

In the Swarm’s recent loss to the Lakeland Magic, Caleb Martin finished the game with 30 points and eight rebounds. This game marked the fourth time this season, where Martin finished a game with thirty points.

Even with his success with the Swarm, Martin has not seen a lot of time in official NBA games. One of the main reasons behind this is because of the amount of roster depth that the team currently has.

Caleb Martin has only played in five games this season with the Hornets, where he averaged 1.8 points and 1.0 rebounds per game. In those games, he averaged 6.4 minutes per game.

With the success that Martin has been having with the Swarm, I’m surprised that he has not seen more playing time with the Hornets. Since November 7th, Martin has been transferred between the Hornets and Swarm fifteen times.

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As the Hornets continue to lose games, Martin could potentially see more playing time with Charlotte toward the end of the season. Overall, Martin has played exceptionally well, and he should be a player to watch moving forward.