The New York Knicks have signed Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports. This comes on the heels of a last minute trade, sending Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder, in exchange for the Thunder’s 2014 second round pick.
The Knicks were eager to sign Jermaine O’Neal if the Suns chose to buy him out, but the Suns changed their mind and decided to keep O’Neal. With that, the Knicks quickly changed their targets to focus on Kenyon Martin.
Martin has not played at all this season. Last season, Martin averaged 5.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and a block shot per game in 22.4 minutes per game over 42 games for the Los Angeles Clippers. For his career, he has averaged 13 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.
Martin began his career playing four seasons with the then New Jersey Nets. He was traded to the Denver Nuggets prior to the 2004-05 season and played there for seven seasons before playing with the Clippers last season. He is a former teammate of Jason Kidd with the Nets and Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Marcus Camby with the Nuggets.