Jul 4, 2013, 1:59 AM EDT
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.
Teams interested in Kenyon Martin: Lakers, Clippers, Spurs, Knicks, Nets, source says—
Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 03, 2013
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.
- Report: Phil Jackson ‘leaning toward’ accepting offer to become Knicks president 22
- Paul Pierce’s move to power forward adds twist to his career, Brooklyn Nets’ season 3
- O.J. Mayo suspended one game for punching Pelicans’ Greg Stiemsma in the throat (VIDEO) 4
- Pacers players hold locker room meeting after getting crushed by Rockets 24
- PBT Podcast: Talking Showtime Lakers with author Jeff Pearlman 9