HoopsHype Kenyon Martin rumors

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Martin, the backup battling chronic ankle issues, trashed the Knicks’ performance and said he wishes he could have been let loose on Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter in the disgrace at the Garden. That night, Dolan guaranteed victory in Atlanta on stage at a Manhattan club while playing with his blues band. “Sunday wasn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination not just for me but for the whole organization — to go out there and lay an egg like that on your home floor,’’ Martin said after Tuesday’s practice. “People pay hard-earned money to come see us play. We shouldn’t put a performance like that out there.’’ Woodson explained he didn’t play Martin in Sunday’s game because the score was too lopsided and wanted to stick to the platoon with Stoudemire in which they rotate games. “It wasn’t worth doing it,’’ Woodson said. New York Post

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The Knicks rather put themselves in this situation by assembling a roster with only five recognised big men. They never gave themselves enough ammunition to weather a storm of injuries, and they especially needed to do so in light of how injury prone their big man rotation is. Included in those five are Chandler (who once failed a physical exam, rescinding a trade that would have affected the outcome of at least one NBA championship), Kenyon Martin (who gets injured so often that his contract this year becomes unguaranteed if he misses more than 15 games due to pre-existing knee injuries), Andrea Bargnani (66 games combined over the last two seasons) and Amar'e Stoudemire (so famously fragile he's on a minutes limit). The Score

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Woodson is alternating playing Martin and Amar’e Stoudemire in back-to-back games, but he chose to sit Stoudemire while opting to play Martin on Sunday even though the team had two days in between games. In a bizarre and entertaining postgame interview, Martin seemed not to know that Woodson only intended him to play 10 minutes while explaining he has the resolve and toughness to play a lot more than that. “Who said that?” Martin said of the minutes cap. “It’s whatever, man. I’m not going to go keep going back and forth. Whatever the minutes are I’m going to play. If it’s 5, 10, 20, I’m going to play them and play them hard. Whatever it is, man. I’ve been doing this too long. I’ve done played with worse things than a little ankle injury. New York Daily News

“Kenyon Martin was over there talking about the fake K-Mart, and I said, ‘Who?’” Love said. “He’s 5-for-5 from 3-point range with 30 points, so right now that’s the real K-Mart to me after tonight.” . . . Another Metta World Peacism: The always quotable Metta World Peace had this to say of the technical foul he picked up in the second quarter: “I was being annoying. Sometimes when I get techs, they are annoying techs.” New York Daily News

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Marc Berman: Amar'e Stoudemire making season debut tonight. But since Kenyon Martin played just four minutes last night, Woodson could break platoon rule Twitter @NYPost_Berman

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The Knicks coach said there is a chance J.R. Smith (knee), Amar’e Stoudemire (knee surgery) and Kenyon Martin (ankle) all could see time against the Bobcats, Smith in particular. “I’m hoping all three can play a little [Friday],” Woodson said. “We got to let [Friday] come and see how guys feel.” New York Post

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Kenyon Martin briefly experienced the NBA and the Nets before Jason Kidd, when he was a rookie on a franchise where losing and Marbury chaos was the culture. Kidd, of course, changed everything the following season, with Martin as his high-flying sidekick. “In my era or my day, or just period – me watching a lot of basketball and knowing a lot of basketball – J-Kidd’s in the top 3-4 point guards of all time,” Martin said Wednesday. “You have to say John Stockton, Magic, but he’s definitely in that class. “Definitely the elite, great, first-ballot Hall of Fame point guards, you have to put him right up there. I think he’s earned it. Everything he gets, he’s earned.” New York Daily News

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The Knicks are also monitoring the status of Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin. Stoudemire has not scrimmaged during training camp this year and Martin is waiting for his first opportunity to play in a preseason game. Martin has practiced with the squad, scrimmaged, and traveled to three preseason games. Knicks Now

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Mike Woodson said Martin took part in the majority of the team's earlier practice - but the veteran forward continues to be held out of team scrimmages as a precaution to try to keep him available for the regular season and beyond. "I understand it, maybe the younger Kenyon probably wouldn't have, but the more mature and older Kenyon understands what the goal is," Martin said. "They need me in April and May and definitely June." New York Daily News

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