HoopsHype Kenyon Martin rumors

March 4, 2014 Updates

As tough as it has been for Knicks fans to watch their team during the past month, no one has taken the losing harder than Kenyon Martin. His chronically injured ankle has forced him to just sit there while his head and heart tell him he could have made a difference. "It eats at me," Martin said before Monday night's game. "Just knowing I can help the situation, me being around as long as I have, just knowing what I bring to the table, it's very frustrating to watch. Seeing us go out and give up 40 points in a quarter, 120 for a game, it's very frustrating to watch." Newsday

February 27, 2014 Updates
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I generally hate writing posts on these TMZ clips because being a celebrity does not mean that people should just be able to approach you with a camera and badger you with questions in a gratingly obnoxious tone of voice. However, I’ll make an exception for this one with Kenyon Martin since it was funny and he didn’t seem that upset about being bothered. “I think [sleeved jerseys] are WNBA jerseys,” Martin laughed. “We had to wear them on Christmas, so I had to go with it. That’s the job. You gotta wear the company uniform.” The Big Lead

February 6, 2014 Updates

Knicks forward Kenyon Martin was in a walking boot prior to Wednesday's game against Portland, and is set to miss "probably more than a week" of action as a result of his ongoing left ankle pain. Martin, 36, has been struggling with the ankle since last April, when he sprained it in a regular-season game. Since then he has been able play only sporadically. "It's just from overuse, man," he said, adding that team doctors advised him to wear the boot to take pressure off the ankle. Wall Street Journal

February 5, 2014 Updates

Chris Herring: Metta World Peace is in the locker room watching Breaking Bad. I'm pretty tempted to take Kenyon Martin's chair and watch w/ him. Twitter @HerringWSJ

January 29, 2014 Updates

Back to the bench went Martin with a sprained left ankle.Though, by all accounts, he did not need to stay there for the rest of the 114-88 Knicks blowout of the Celtics. But he did. “Kenyon could have played if we needed him after rolling his ankle in the first half,” Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. “But we elected to sit him.” By game’s end, the Knicks were recruiting the ushers to finish this slaughter. “Just rolled it again. I probably could have finished the game if we weren’t up so big,” said Martin, who vowed “without a question” to face the Cavaliers Thursday and Heat Saturday. “I’ll be all right. … Just a disappointment, right away get back, feel good and just do the same thing over and over. A little frustrating, but I’ll be all right.” New York Post

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January 17, 2014 Updates

They both opened the season with minutes restrictions aimed at keeping them healthy for the long haul with the Knicks, but Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin now will be sidelined for at least the next two weeks. The two veteran forwards both sustained ankle injuries during Thursday’s blowout loss in Indiana. Stoudemire suffered what an MRI revealed was a sprained left ankle and a bone bruise, while Martin’s MRI also showed a sprain and tendinitis in the ankle that has hampered him since late last season., “They're gonna be out at least two weeks, both players,” Mike Woodson said before the Knicks opened an eight-game home stand Friday against the Clippers. New York Daily News

January 16, 2014 Updates

The New York Knicks lost key frontcourt reserves Kenyon Martin and Amar'e Stoudemire to injuries during Thursday night's game against the Indiana Pacers. Martin sprained his troublesome left ankle early in the second quarter and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. He appeared to collide with Pacers guard Lance Stephenson and checked out with 9:41 remaining in the period. A trainer attended to Martin as he walked back to the locker room. Stoudemire sprained his left ankle on a drive with 4:27 remaining in the third quarter. Stoudemire stayed down for about a minute as six teammates and coach Mike Woodson went over to the far corner of the court from the Knicks bench to check on him. ESPN.com

January 10, 2014 Updates

Kenyon Martin is also an outspoken supporter of Smith; they were close in Denver. “It’s a stupid joke that went too far,’’ Martin said. “Everybody made a big deal of it and the league jumps on it. It’s an unfortunate situation. I hate to see someone lose his hard-earned money and can’t help his team win. J.R.’s a big part of this team. And he’s going to be a big part of this team from here on out.’’ New York Post

December 17, 2013 Updates
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December 15, 2013 Updates

It sounds like the Knicks will be without big man Kenyon Martin for a while. Mike Woodson said before Saturday's game that Martin will be sidelined for "a little bit" due to an abdominal injury he suffered on Friday. The coach did not receive an official diagnosis from the team's medical staff as of Saturday evening. "I know he's going to be out a little bit. I don't know how many weeks or days it's actually going to be," Woodson said. "They still are assessing him right now and seeing the severity of it so we'll have to just wait and see." ESPN.com

December 13, 2013 Updates
December 4, 2013 Updates

Also, there was a report of Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace getting into a heated argument during Sunday’s morning practice. Such scenes are not uncommon. In fact, it was standard operating procedure when Pat Riley and Jeff Van Gundy coached the Knicks. But when a team has lost nine straight games it gives off the perception that the head coach is losing control of the team. “It’s all bull,” Martin said. New York Daily News

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