|2004 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 26th overall by Sacramento.|
|7th July, 2004||NBA||Signed four year, $4,620,441 rookie scale contract with Sacramento. Included team option for 2007/08.|
|5th July, 2006||NBA||Sacramento exercised 2007/08 team option.|
|29th August, 2007||NBA||Signed a five year, $53,000,025 extension with Sacramento.|
|18th February, 2010||NBA||As a part of a three team deal, traded by Sacramento to Houston, along with Hilton Armstrong, and along with Sergio Rodriguez to New York, in exchange for Carl Landry and Joey Dorsey from Houston, and Larry Hughes from New York.|
|27th October, 2012||NBA||Traded by Houston, along with Jeremy Lamb, a 2013 first round pick (#12, Steven Adams), a 2014 first round pick (#21, Mitch McGary) and a 2013 second round pick (#32, Alejandro Abrines), to Oklahoma City in exchange for James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Lazar Hayward and Daequan Cook.|
|11th July, 2013||NBA||As a part of a three team deal, signed and traded by Oklahoma City with a four year, $27,550,000 contract to Minnesota, along with cash, in exchange for the draft rights to Szymon Szewczyk (#35, 2003) from Milwaukee. Included player option for 2016/17.|
|1st March, 2016||NBA||Waived by Minnesota.|
|9th March, 2016||NBA||Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with San Antonio.|
|2001 - 2004||Western Carolina (NCAA)|
|June 2004 - February 2010||Sacramento Kings (NBA)|
|February 2010 - October 2012||Houston Rockets (NBA)|
|October 2012 - June 2013||Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)|
|July 2013 - March 2016||Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)|
|March 2016 - June 2016||San Antonio Spurs (NBA)|
June 30, 2012
Apart for one more airing for the phrase "fine young man," every single aspect of Lamb's breakdown is saved for his offensive game, yet this ignores his defense; when he's in the right mind to play it, as he was more regularly in 2010, Lamb can be a highly effectively two way player. Combine that with Courtney Lee, solid in all aspects of the game, and Houston have a solid tandem at the two guard spot.
Of course, they also have a third guy. With the Dwight Howard thing not likely to work - thereby making the trade with the Bucks even more pointless, as they essentially traded a starting centre in order to move up two spots for a guy who was likely to still be there at #14 anyway - Houston is now said to be going the other way, possibility amnestying Kevin Martin in order to open up cap room for Deron Williams. This would be an amazingly risky thing to do, and for that reason, a completely unnecessary one. Martin has value outside of that. Here's my idea: trade him to Chicago for Kyle Korver and and signed-and-traded Omer Asik. If the Bulls will pay a little tax, it's a win win. Maybe.
February 21, 2010
[...] Meanwhile, the Rockets gave up whatever cap space aspirations they made have had with this trade. By taking on the $20,153,325 earned by the Martin/Jeffries/Hill deal, the Rockets are not now 2010 players, but by taking on Kevin Martin, they also don't now need to be. The talent infusion was so substantial that whatever they may have wanted to do with that 2010 money - which was probably very little considering that the plan was to trade McGrady from day 1 - is now not significant. And the picks as well? Bonus.
[...] But some teams did make it under. As described earlier, Washington have joined New Orleans in making it under after their three deals, and they are joined by Houston. The Rockets were taxpayers until this week after spending their two MLE's worth of dough over the summer, and although the insurance payments on Yao Ming's contract numb the pain a bit, it was still less than ideal. However, one further bonus for the Rockets in the Kevin Martin trade was the $4 million payroll drop this season alone. Even with Jared Jeffries's trade kicker. Therefore, with that one move, they've acquired a star player, a useful youngster, a first round draft pick, a right to swap that may prove hugely beneficial, and about $10 million this season in saved salary and rebates. All for the cost of an inactive list player, a small amount of cap space they weren't intending to use anyway, and their backup power forward.