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Former NBA All-Star Kenyon Martin met with the Rockets in Houston on Friday, primarily to discuss a possible coaching staff role, league sources told RealGM.
A free agent after spending the past two seasons with the New York Knicks, Martin also participated in basketball activities on Friday, giving some Rockets players the impression that he still intended to play this season, sources said.
Nevertheless, the Rockets have discussed a coaching position with players -- a development-type role.
Houston has a legitimate roster crunch, but has worked out free agents throughout the past several seasons as an exercise to test players' ability.
Martin, 36, averaged 19.8 minutes, 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in 32 games last season. The 6-foot-9 forward has averaged 12.5 points and 8.9 rebounds in a 14-year career, in which he became a decorated finisher with the Nets.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived guard Brady Heslip.
The Wolves roster now stands at 16 players.
Heslip, 24, appeared in four preseason games for the Wolves, tallying five points, two steals and one rebound in nine minutes of play. The 6-2 guard saw action in five games (two starts) for the Wolves entry in 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, shooting 61.1% from the field and 70.0% from three-point range.
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