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Report: Heat now on top of Kenyon Martin’s list

Nov 13, 2012, 10:23 AM EDT

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Kenyon Martins remains a free agent. He had gone from saying he wanted more than the league minimum and was only going to play for a contender to saying he will play for the league minimum and he will play for anyone.

But he’d still like to be in Miami, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.

For what it’s worth, a source said during Monday’s game that Heat have moved to top of Kenyon Martin‘s wish list.

Certainly the Heat could use another player along the front line for depth. While they have 15 guys currently on the roster both Terrel Harris and Josh Harrellson both have non-guaranteed deals and could be let go to make room.

But the Heat are playing well, they got a good game out of Udonis Haslem Monday night, and right now if things are going well they don’t seem inclined to make a change and bring in a guy with a big personality (and some serious game).

  1. miamatt - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Pat Riley: Don’t call us, we’ll call you.

  2. dls612 - Nov 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    singing a different tune now! Remix!

  3. michaeljordanseviltwin - Nov 13, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Kenyon Martin showed that he has some game left last year with the Clippers. The Heat would benefit from adding another tough front court player, especially one who can catch a bounce pass and occasionally dunk, but he won’t be the answer defensively. Miami has been terrible on their rotations; overreacting to the kickout, closing out late other times, and often the Heat defender isn’t even sure which guy he’s supposed to check. Anyway, Kenyon might solidify that frontcourt or he could be a frustrated bench warmer who creates strife. Tough decision.

  4. lakerluver - Nov 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Are the Heat really playing well? I’m not so sure about that….And if Martin had some “serious game” he would be on a team right now. Even in his best days Martin didn’t have serious game. He blocked a few shots and dunked. I’m not saying he wouldn’t help the Heat but let’s not go overboard here.

    • dls612 - Nov 13, 2012 at 1:14 PM

      You’re focused on the wrong team!

  5. 00maltliquor - Nov 13, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Of course the Heat are on the top of his list. If I had a dollar for everytime I heard that from an aging star…

    • badintent - Nov 13, 2012 at 3:06 PM

      Martin, go to China now ! T-Mac will have your hotel room set up , you can gamble in Macau and enjoy watching Starbury flash by you.

  6. shockexchange - Nov 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    When you’re “hard to want” it’s difficult to play “hard to get.”

  7. paulhargis53 - Nov 13, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Hmmm, prior to the season, you were stumping for the Lakers to grab “K-Mart”, now he’s no good? You hypocritical boob!!

    Go back to the Lakers articles you sh*tweasel,at least there you have a few people to defend you. You’re ignorant blather doesn’t play on other teams articles.

    Is it your goal to look like an a**hat on every team’s pages? Because you are certainly well on your way.

    Go away you homeristic,know nothing, ignorant jock sniffer.

  8. thejotapee - Nov 13, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    The Heat don’t need another 6’9 power forward. They need a 7-footer.

  9. Michael DeCicco - Nov 13, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    I like the idea of K-Mart, but I don’t see where the minutes are for him. I doubt he will want to sit on the bench 4 out of 5 nights. The role he would want is already occupied by UD (a Miami guy through and through)…

  10. rocirius - Nov 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Personally, I’d like to see the Celtics pick him up. So far, Darko (injured), Sullinger (NBDL candidate), and Melo (?) aren’t helping much. Plus, Martin is currently a better and more consistent player than all three of those big men.

  11. djjackson81 - Nov 13, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    News flash The Heat won and NBA title last year without you. Maybe he’ll donate his pay to charity and sit at the back of the bench. Or can you say water boy

  12. djjackson81 - Nov 13, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Sounds to me league minimum, so he can get a ring while sitting on the contenders bench.

  13. paleihe - Nov 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    The Clips could use him. He’s by far better than Odom, Turiaf, and Hollins.

  14. mcsuave - Nov 13, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Great pick up for any veteran team with little cost. Would be great on Knicks rather than one of the old Dinosaurs.

  15. eugenesaxe - Nov 13, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    I’m sure Miami is thrilled by his interest. I’m also sure they’d have already signed him if they wanted him.

  16. mannyfresh209 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Too bad Martin chose the Clippers last season. Turiaf, in a seemingly dumb move, chose them THIS season, as well. After winning another chip with Miami…

  17. kavika6 - Nov 14, 2012 at 5:23 AM

    There are already too many d-bags in the Heat locker room.

    • jt1138 - Nov 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

      There are no d-bags in the Heat locker room, but I see one right here.

  18. ajnoyz - Nov 14, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    K-Mart to the Heat, why the hell not? Some Heat fans are worried about the Heat getting trounced in rebounding and dominated by bigger teams. K-Mart may be the right pick after all. Heat don’t need any more guards coz there’s too many of them. It may be wise to cut Terrel Harris and bring in K-Mart. This time we’re not only going to rely on UD to strengthen the front court, you have another veteran that’s proven to get the right numbers that the Heat need. So why not?

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