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Kenyon Martin drawing interest from Lakers, Clippers, Knicks, more

Jul 4, 2013, 1:59 AM EDT

Kenyon Martin, Jonas Valanciunas, Alan Anderson AP

When the Knicks finally picked up Kenyon Martin off the unemployment line last season it seemed like there could be a fit — he brought the kind of inside hustle and play they needed.

A few teams took notice.

And now that Martin is a free agent he has a few suitors, reports Chris Broussard at ESPN.

What is interesting is pretty much every team there is a veteran squad looking to pick up a guy on a minimum contract. Maybe a team would use part of the tax-payer’s mid-level exception, but none of those teams is are paying much for this reserve big set to turn 36.

Still, he can play some. Martin averaged 7.2 points on 60.2 percent shooting and 5.3 rebounds a game. He also made some big defense plays for the Knicks.

He could be a good fit on any of the teams on that list, but it will come down to can offer the most money or a couple of years. It’s always about the money.

  1. lloyd9786 - Jul 4, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    Wait, I’m so confused. I thought he was shot to death by Bob Dylan in Florida..

  2. bellerophon30 - Jul 4, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    He’s made his pile by now, doesn’t he just want the best situation to win a title?

    • fanofevilempire - Jul 4, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      I would like to see him back in NYC

  3. onlyavoice - Jul 4, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    He Looked 40 Years Old Last Season.
    The Knicks Can Have Him.

  4. nokoolaidcowboy - Jul 4, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Is it just his name that carries weight? Because if last season is any indicator we don’t NEED him on the Knicks and he had better choose wisely while there is interest.

  5. nbascreed - Jul 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    It would be nice if Kupchak started DEVELOPING some talent internally instead of going with all of these re-treads. Kobe and Shaq and then Kobe and Pau were the driving forces in the championship runs, but they had really good role players.

    • fanofevilempire - Jul 4, 2013 at 5:14 PM

      Kobe makes 30 mil of the salary cap.

  6. badintent - Jul 5, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    At times , he looked like a poor man’s version of Birdman, but didn’t shoot 17 for 17 against the Pacers. And block tons of shots and tip offense rebounds to LBJ and Wade. But Martin behaved himself , he was given notice by Melo to do so.Bring him back Knicks. He looks mature compared to J.R.

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