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NBA Free Agency 2012: Wizards Interested In Bringing Back Cartier Martin, According To Report

Cartier Martin has been a perfectly serviceable bench player for the Washington Wizards, with whom he's spent parts of the previous three seasons. In 17 games in D.C. in 2011-12, Martin averaged 9.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game while shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc (29-for-75).

That's the sort of profile that will have at least one NBA team interested in you, and according to Ben Standig of, no less then three teams, including the Wizards, have an interest in retaining Martin for the 2012-13 season.

Other NBA teams inquiring about Martin's availability include the San Antonio Spurs and Orlando Magic. While the negotiation window opened on July 1, contracts cannot be signed until July 11.

There is also the matter of available minutes in Washington at the small forward and wing guard positions.

Ariza played 32 minutes a game last season for the Hornets. Chris Singleton, one of the Wizards two 2011 first-round picks, played in all 66 games as a rookie during the truncated 2011-12 campaign. Jan Vesely and Trevor Booker also figure to receive playing time at small forward.

Martin proved himself to be a valuable role player for the Wizards over the past three seasons, and there's no question that he would provide a valuable service to the organization going forward. Let's see if the Wizards do enough to keep him.

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