Hornets’ Cody Martin Undergoes Arthroscopic Procedure
Charlotte Hornets combo wing Cody Martin will miss at least six weeks of action.
It seems that the Charlotte Hornets are not catching any break in terms of injury setbacks. Just right before All-Star point guard LaMelo Ball made his debut this season, it was reported that Hornets’ veteran combo wing Cody Martin will miss several weeks of action. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Martin just went through an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee, and this will cost him at least six weeks of games. The Hornets medical staff will continue to monitor his progress, but this is definitely another hit to the team’s undermanned roster.
Cody Martin isn’t a star by any means but he has been a fixture in the Hornets’ rotation. Selected 36th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft, Martin is a 6-foot-5 small forward who can guard all wing positions and thrive in switch-heavy defensive schemes. Martin started in 11 of the 71 games he played last season, logging 26.3 minutes per contest and averaging 7.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.2 steals. Most importantly, he showed a propensity for improving as a three-point shooter, an asset that could make him a sought-after 3-and-D wing in the league.
Cody Martin is the brother of Miami Heat wing Caleb Martin. He recently signed a four-year, $31 million contract with the Hornets last summer, a decision that shows how much the organization trusts him on the court. This also means that Martin’s injury will be a difficult pill to swallow for Charlotte, especially with star forward Gordon Hayward already sitting out due to a shoulder injury. With Martin and Hayward stripped from the wing rotation, the Hornets will be relying more on the services of Kelly Oubre Jr., Jalen McDaniels, and James Bouknight.
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