Hornets guarantee Caleb Martin’s contract

Published 9:21 am Thursday, December 10, 2020

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Caleb Martin’s contract with the Charlotte Hornets became fully guaranteed on Nov. 28 if he’s not waived. His contract for the 2020-21 season: $1,517,981.

Last year as a rookie, Caleb made $898,310 as part of a partially guaranteed three-year deal that would pay him $1,782,621 in 2021-22 if he remains on Charlotte’s roster through July 15, 2021.

His twin brother and teammate Cody Martin will make $1,517,981 this season in a deal that was already guaranteed.

Caleb turned a corner in the final nine games of the 2019-20 season, averaging 9.9 points and 2.7 rebounds while playing 23 minutes a game down the stretch.

Caleb was asked whether he picks things up from his brother – and vice-versa.

“I ask Cody a lot of stuff, especially defensively,” he said. “I’ve always watched him do certain things on defense and how he gets certain stops and how he gets pokes and hands on balls. I ask him about technique, how he does his feet and different stuff like that. I’ve been asking him questions for a long time. Each year I find him picking up on something new, so I try to do the same thing.”