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Kenyon Martin signs with the Knicks

Posted by shawn cassidy on February 22, 2013 at 2:30 AM

The Knicks have one of the oldest front courts, but at least they have a front court.

Martin, 35, averaged 5.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and one block in 22.4 minutes over 42 games with the Los Angeles Clippers last season. If he's in shape, Martin could help the Knicks' interior defense and boost their rebounding.

"We've always liked Kenyon," Grunwald said. "He's a great competitor and a good defender and he's played with number of our players on the Knicks (including Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith).... We're just looking forward to adding another good defender who can help us in our quest this season." New York, second in the Eastern Conference at 32-19, cleared the roster spot it will use for Martin earlier Thursday by trading Ronnie Brewer to Oklahoma City for a second-round pick.

I thought after Danny didn't have a deal in place for a big. I really thought Martin would be a choice for the Celtics. But he was snagged right away from the Knicks. It's only a 10-Day contract, so I guess will see what happens.


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Reply paul
07:37 AM on February 22, 2013 
Weird - for some reason the Cs really do NOT want Martin.