The New York Knicks needed a big man, and Kenyon Martin needed a job. ESPN.com is reporting that the Knicks and Martin have agreed to a 10 day contract.
Martin, 35, averaged 5.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and one block in 22.4 minutes over 42 games with the Los Angeles Clippers last season. If he’s in shape, Martin could help the Knicks’ interior defense and boost their rebounding.
New York, which is second in the Eastern Conference at 32-19, cleared a roster spot it will use for Martin earlier Thursday when it traded Ronnie Brewer to Oklahoma City for a second-round pick.
Martin will definitely add toughness and rebounding to a squad lacking both.