Caleb Martin scored nineteen points on only four made shots in this game. He was 4-of-12 from the field (1-of-6 from three) but hit all eight of his free throws, leaving this video at a disgusting 2-1 free throw to bucket ratio. It was James Harden-esque, and, in DTB’s world, something being Harden-esque is never a good thing. Unless you’re comparing a woman’s chest to Harden’s glorious moobs.
I thought that scoring so many points on so few field goals was an uncommon occurrence, but it’s not really that uncommon; there have been 31 different instances this season of players scoring nineteen or more points while making four or fewer shots. Harden once scored nineteen while making two shots, which is such a hilariously Harden thing to do that I’m surprised I didn’t recall it off the top of my head. That makes Martin’s game look positively chock-full of scintillating bucket-scoring action.
Martin’s season might be over, in fact, the seasons of both Martinses might be over, if the resumed NBA season just starts right away with the playoffs and skips the rest of the regular season. But this Martin has definitely shown enough in the past couple weeks to be part of next year’s Hornets squad, a team that will certainly be going on another tanking expedition. While the Hornets are undertaking The Process Version Two, Martin can be the Hornets’ Hollis Thompson.