I spoke with Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin for about 20 minutes earlier today. During that conversation we covered a number of topics, ranging from the similarities he sees between Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea and Wildcats freshman Angel Rodriguez (read all about it in tomorrow's paper), what he is expecting out of his newest recruits, the promotions on his coaching staff and plenty in between.
I'm planning on passing along all of those tidbits throughout the week right here. Allow me to kick things off now with a few notes.
Martin is much healthier today than he was last month when he began undergoing treatment for blood clots found in his leg.
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"I feel great," Martin said. "I'm on blood thinners. There are times during the day that makes you feel weird, but I'm good. My doctors are comfortable with my blood and they're comfortable with the clot. In the back of my mind, I'm always worried. Blood clots are nothing to mess with. So I'm not free and clear. I'm always going to have a concern in the back of my mind, but physically I'm good." (more…)