HoopsHype Kenyon Martin rumors

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Kenyon Martin says he’d like to return to the Knicks but understands “that’s not up to me.” Martin was a good addition after being signed in February and eventually moved ahead of Stoudemire in the rotation. New York Daily News

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How would you sum up your on-court mentality? Kenyon Martin: I take the fight to people. I never play on my heels. I’m always the aggressor, in every situation. Q: Do you think you’ve been misrepresented as a player? Kenyon Martin: By who, though? That’s the thing. Q: By media, fans ... Kenyon Martin: The teams I’ve played on, they love me. The people that I play against? They don’t like me. That’s a good thing. New York Post

What was the worst part of having a stuttering problem as a kid? Kenyon Martin: Just getting teased. It affected my grades in school. I would never talk in class, never read in class, never participate and stuff like that. Q: How did you overcome it? Kenyon Martin: Just fight people. If you tease me, I’ll fight you. Q: And now? Kenyon Martin: I still stutter now, but I don’t think about it. I used to be conscious of it then. I went to speech therapy when I was like second or third grade. Now it doesn’t bother me. I don’t care what nobody says now. I’m a grown man, and if I stutter, I take it in stride, that’s just me getting my thoughts out. New York Post

April 19, 2013 Updates

So here comes Anthony roaring into the playoffs tomorrow at the Garden playing the best basketball of his life, except the proud, old Celtics won’t care much that he led the league in scoring. If it won’t be Doc Rivers doing everything in his power to take Melo out of the game and make others beat him, it will be Kevin Garnett doing everything in his power to get in Anthony’s head and make it snap, crackle, pop once again. Kenyon Martin says Melo need not worry. “I got it,” Martin told The Post yesterday. In what way? “It won’t happen, man, ’cause he ain’t gotta do all that bangin’ and all that with KG no more,” K-Mart said. Because? “Cause I’m here,” he said. New York Post

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Asked if he’d be available for Sunday’s game, he replied: “I don’t know. I’m going to see how it feels in the morning and just go from there. I have a little treatment in the morning and then I’ll get in there and warm up and go from there.” Martin said the injury wasn’t severe enough to keep him from suiting up for the first-round of the playoffs. “Definitely, definitely,” Martin said of his availability for the postseason. “For Game 1, definitely for sure. 100% for sure.” New York Daily News

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