Cavs: Jeremiah Martin should get some real spurts of meaningful burn

Guard Jeremiah Martin, then of the Brooklyn Nets, shoots the ball. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)
Guard Jeremiah Martin, then of the Brooklyn Nets, shoots the ball. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) /
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Jeremiah Martin, Cleveland Cavaliers
Guard Jeremiah Martin, then of the Brooklyn Nets, defends on-ball. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) /

What Martin could provide on defense/why the Cavs’ situation would make minutes for him logical

On the other end of the floor, while he is a fairly slender 185 pounds and 6-foot-2, Martin is a solid point-of-attack defender. And in some spurts with Isaac Okoro at the 2 here and there, and/or Collin Sexton, when he’s back (concussion), Martin could put pressure on opposing 1s.

He is a player that can get after opposing lead initiators, and with that ball pressure, it can lead some deflections/steals. Along with that, off-ball, he does have the requisite feel for making things happen by getting into passing lanes and with his quickness from there, it could help the Cavaliers in the transition game in spurts.

We’ll have to see if Martin will end up getting some meaningful rotational burn for Cleveland in upcoming games/the rest of the season here, and with Damyean Dotson/Cedi Osman perhaps filling in in some de facto lead playmaker minutes, that might not play out.

Albeit considering Martin was a recent two-way signing, and with Delly seemingly banged up currently, and Cleveland’s season likely winding down, giving Martin, who is a capable driving scorer, some minutes would be sensible, I believe. And perhaps Dotson and/or Osman, even with them largely struggling this season, could get some run with Martin here and there, anyhow.

Regardless, the Cavs would be wise to give the 24-year-old in Martin some run in upcoming games, looking past the brief appearance on Wednesday. It’s uncertain what his potential outlook, in regards to next season might be though, clearly.

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But they might as well get him some run here and there, even if it’s for eight to 10 minutes or so. Martin is a capable scoring presence, to an extent, unlike Dellavedova.