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State of the Celtics: Kenyon Martin a Celtic?

Posted by shawn cassidy on September 12, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Barnes close to joining Paul in Los Angeles; other free agency notes

Meanwhile, the player who Barnes would essentially be replacing, Martin, remains unemployed despite his reputation as a tenacious defender and enforcer. He's the sort of veteran that could come in handy for any contender, but here's the crucial rub: It appears that most, if not all, of the interested teams want him to sign a veteran's minimum deal.

The Lakers and Celtics have shown interest previously, but the question now is whether the 34-year-old Martin will hold out until midseason or perhaps even by Text-Enhance">retire if he doesn't get a deal and a situation to his liking. His leading competitor in this corner of the free-agent market is journeyman forward Louis Amundson, the 29-year-old who came off the bench for Indiana last season.




It sounds like Kenyon Martin is on the Celtics radar. But it also sounds like he won't sign until the all-star break. He's waiting for the best team to join around the break. I wouldn't say no to Martin. He's a very tenacious player, and he fits in with the Celtics, because he's very intense.

The Celtics will remain active until the playoffs. They will look for the best players. I'm happy with the roster, but if Danny can find a free agent that will help during the season. Than go for it Danny.



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Reply C'slife
12:19 AM on September 13, 2012 
I'd take Martin, why not. He's cut from the same tree as KG. Not as intense, but very similar.
Reply Laker hater
12:57 AM on September 13, 2012 
It would be good for insurance, because the Celtics have suffered key injuries to bigs every season since KG in 09.
Reply paul
6:20 AM on September 13, 2012 
Why do we want a player who is being so coy? I don't think we do. This team already has great chemistry. We don't need someone who wants an easy ride, who wants to cherry pick. If we can grab him for cheap at some point, ok, sure, I guess.