Kenyon Martin Agrees to Deal With Los Angeles Clippers

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Kenyon Martin, a free agent last seen playing in China, has signed a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. He joins Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and his former teammate with the Denver Nuggets, Chauncey Billups.

It is believed that the Heat were among the other frontrunners who had offered him a deal.

From the L.A. Times

The Clippers and free-agent forward Kenyon Martin have agreed on a mini-midlevel deal that will be finalized as soon as Martin passes a physical, according to an NBA individual familiar with the negotiations.

Martin, who played for the Xinjiang Tigers in China and had been required to wait until their season was over before rejoining the NBA, was cleared to return to the NBA by FIBA, the international basketball federation, Thursday.

Martin is an 11-year NBA veteran who, at 6-foot-9, is expected to bolster the Clippers’ inside strength and rebounding performance. He averaged 13.5 points and 7.2 rebounds in his 11 seasons with the New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets.

Last season, Martin averaged 8.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in Denver. He is 34.

The Clippers and free-agent forward Kenyon Martin have agreed on a mini-midlevel deal that will be finalized as soon as Martin passes a physical, according to an NBA individual familiar with the negotiations.

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  1. The Clippers will be a scary team in the playoffs this year, but they won’t serioiusly contend for an NBA title until the 2012-2013 season.

    • I agree but if they don’t shore up free throw shooting and defense they’ll be the Suns of the recent past.

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