HoopsHype Kenyon Martin rumors

October 17, 2013 Updates

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

October 16, 2013 Updates

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

October 14, 2013 Updates

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

Still, Martin added there is "no timetable" to get into the Knicks' four remaining exhibition games, but he stressed he'll be "ready" for the regular-season opener Oct. 30 against Milwaukee at the Garden. "I think they are just trying to limit I guess the miles that I get day in and day out on the court," Martin said. "I am good. I am doing everything. The only thing I am not doing is the 10-minute scrimmage. I am doing everything else. Running, jumping, five-on-five half-court, I am doing everything else. There is no timetable on nothing. It is just when they want me to play. New York Daily News

September 23, 2013 Updates

Felton pointed to the elderly bench of Rasheed Wallace, Kurt Thomas, Marcus Camby and Jason Kidd, who fell apart in the playoffs, as part of the team’s ultimate undoing, getting KO’d in the second round by the Pacers. With training camp opening Monday, none of those players are back. Three of them have retired. “We’re a younger team this year,’’ Felton said at an Under Armour appearance at Macy’s in Herald Square. “Kurt Thomas, Rasheed, love them like brothers. [But] those guys were 38, 39, 40 years old. Once they got injuries, they’re out and it hurt us last year. We’ve added Metta [World Peace], [Andrea] Bargnani, Kenyon [Martin] and Amar’e [Stoudemire] are coming back. Tim Hardaway [Jr.] looks great by the way. I’ve been most impressed with him. It gives us depth at that big spot and youth. Those guys are younger." New York Post

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A player source told ESPNNewYork.com that Kenyon Martin remains "a good possibility" for the Knicks, but he could still be in the market for a $3 million deal. The Knicks only have veteran's minimums to spend, and they could be exploring cheaper alternatives who have fresher legs. ESPN.com

July 16, 2013 Updates
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July 14, 2013 Updates

Johnson said the Knicks would love to add a banger-type big man. They likely will re-sign Kenyon Martin, but he was no help against the Pacers. The Knicks have been told by agent David Falk that Elton Brand won’t be signing with them. “We were exposed needing a big man,’’ Johnson said. “[Roy] Hibbert just destroyed us. We didn’t have anyone to deal with David West. Once we went small-ball, David West had his way. We need a rebounding, big man rather than putting all the emphasis on Tyson [Chandler] all the time. We needed another big [in that series]. If Amar’e [Stoudemire] was 100 percent healthy, that would have helped a whole bunch.’’ New York Post

The Knicks may re-sign aging Kenyon Martin but there’s a big chance the younger, taller Tyler will be invited to training camp — maybe even with a partial guarantee. Ironically, he grew up a fan in San Diego. “The Knicks have always been my favorite team,’’ Tyler said. “I’d love to be part of the organization. People would say, ‘you’re from San Diego. Why aren’t you a Lakers fan?’’’ New York Post

July 11, 2013 Updates
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Last week, sources said the Knicks were preparing to make an offer to Brand. But at this point, the 34-year-old New York native is pursuing offers from several other teams. With that in mind, the Knicks will likely now turn their attention to re-signing Kenyon Martin, according to a source close to the situation. The Knicks could pay him the $1.7 million remaining of their mini mid-level exception, or they could use a veteran's minimum contract to lock him up. That's all of the funds the Knicks have left. According to a source close to the situation, Martin is not close to signing with any team. ESPN.com

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