Last night watching channel 8 news after the game, I saw an interview with Martell where he said "...they know what I can do, and I know what I am capable of, it was good to go out and do it."
This comment tells us that Martell has continued to receive the confidence from the Blazers organization about his offensive game and his continued development. He was smiling, he looks leaner, and lets face it, he just appears a lot more game ready. I am not claiming that Martell is going to blow up the same way we are all thinking LaMarcus Aldridge is going to blow up, but lets face it, Martell with confidence and swagger is much more exciting prospect than the soft-n-timid head-hanging version of Martell that we saw most of last year.
Most of us had expected him to have at least a handful or so more games in which he was a key offensive component, what with his reputation fo having such a PURE shot and elite NBA athleticism. It seems that what we have been hearing out of the Blazers and the coverage is that Martell has been working real hard on his shot, conditioning, and head this off-season. So it begs me to post this question to the BlazersEdge Nation: