Kenyon Martin has been unable to find work this season after becoming a free agent at the end of last year. He is healthy, but his production has dropped off the table. Last season, Martin only averaged 22.4 minutes per game with the Los Angeles Clippers. However, the New York Knicks are in need of a big man with Rasheed Wallace injured.
Wallace suffered a stress reaction in his foot and has missed the team's last 12 games. There is no set timetable for his return, so New York is looking at possible outside options. This includes Kenyon Martin. According to Marc Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Martin may be willing to accept a 10-day contract and try to prove himself with the Knicks.
Martin's production has steadily decreased since the 2007 season. Last year, he averaged 5.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. In his career, Martin has averaged 13.0 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He was once one of the more imposing big men in the game. Martin was expected to be the number one overall pick out of college until he broke his leg just prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament in 2000.
Martin's production may that be that great, but he would be able to provide the Knicks with an additional inside presence. They are lacking that now with Wallace's injury. Tyson Chandler has picked up some of the slack, but he could use some help. Martin may be able to provide that help.
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