MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Martin has accepted a buyout of his contract from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Martin sent a text message confirming the news to The Associated Press late Tuesday night, about 30 minutes before the 11 p.m. Central deadline for Martin to be eligible to play in the postseason.

Martin has been one of the most consistent shooters in the league over the last decade. But he has struggled this season, averaging just 10.6 points per game and shooting 36.9 percent from 3-point range in 39 games.

With the Timberwolves far out of playoff contention, Martin pushed to get a buyout in hopes of joining a team that will push for the postseason.

ESPN first reported the buyout.

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