It did not get a lot of attention but Kevin Martin quietly retired from playing professional basketball this week. He made the announcement in a paid advertisement in his local newspaper, the Zanesville Times Recorder. Out of Western Carolina, Martin was chosen 26th overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2004 Draft. In his third season, Martin was the full time Shooting Guard for Sacramento and had a very healthy 20.2 Points Per Game Average. The year following, Martin would increase his average to 23.7 PPG, and finished 6th Overall, the highest he would ever finish and he was considered the leader of the Kings. Saying that, there was only so far he could take them and in a rebuilding process he was dealt to the Houston Rockets. In the 144 Games he played with Houston, Martin posted a 21.3 PPG and remained a feared scorer in the National Basketball Association and would lead the NBA in Free Throws in the 2010-11 Season. He would however again to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the surprise deal that famously saw James Harden traded to the Rockets. Harden would finish his career with the Thunder, the Minnesota Timberwolves and finally the San Antonio Spurs last season. Martin will be eligible for the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021, though is likely to enter our Notinhalloffame.com list. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Kevin Martin on a wonderful career and wish him the best on his post NBA career.