Wolves welcome Kevin Martin to pack


The Timberwolves introduced their new shooting guard to the media today.

The Wolves hope 6-foot-7 Kevin Martin is the three-point threat they need.

Last year, he shot a career-high 42 percent from beyond the arc with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"You can’t have success ... if you can’t knock down threes,” Timberwolves basketball president Flip Saunders told reporters. "We needed to strengthen our team."

"This was a very easy decision for me," said Martin, who came to Minnesota last month in a sign-and-trade deal. "I feel very blessed to be up here and join a team of this caliber."

Martin says he knew it was right move when Wolves Coach Rick Adelman gave him a hug when he arrived in Minnesota.

"Everyone knows Rick isn't a hugger," Martin said.

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