Hornets Re-Sign Forward Cody Martin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced Wednesday that the team has re-signed forward Cody Martin.

Martin, who appeared in 71 games during the 2021-22 season, averaged 7.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game, setting all new single-season career highs, according to a news release.

In his third season out of Nevada, officials say Martin connected on .482 percent of his field goal attempts and .384 percent from three-point range, which were both career highs.

He ended last season ranked 26th in steals per contest among league leaders and was tied for 16th in the NBA in multi-steal games (28).

“Re-signing Cody was one of our offseason priorities, and we’re excited to have him return to the Hornets,” said Kupchak. “He is an exceptional defender, plays hard at both ends of the floor and has improved all aspects of his game since entering the NBA. Cody will continue to be a valuable member of our team as we move forward.”

Selected with the 36th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft by Charlotte, officials say Martin has made 171 career appearances, accruing averages of 5.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 21.2 minutes per outing.