Jan 7, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Kenyon Martin (3) during the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks defeat the Detroit Pistons 89-85. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

New York Knicks rumors: Kenyon Martin may be re-signed?


The New York Knicks don’t have a decision from Carmelo Anthony in free agency yet which has put a dent in their potential moves. Lacking cap space, it’s not as if the Knicks can be big players in free agency as they only have NBA issued exceptions to spend and it’s possible they may use some of those available funds to sign one of their own free agents.

According to the New York Post, the New York Knicks are currently contemplating the idea of re-signing power forward Kenyon Martin who played 32 games for the franchise last season, his second consecutive in the Big Apple.

According to an NBA source, Kenyon Martin, a free agent, went through with his offseason left ankle surgery and is on schedule with his rehab to be ready for training camp.

The New York Knicks, pending what they do in their hunt for a big man with their $3.3 million mini midlevel exception, could have interest in Martin.

I’m pretty sure Knicks fans aren’t exactly thrilled with the idea of Martin returning considering he’s been mildly ineffective during his stint with the franchise and likely feel the money could be better used elsewhere.

Of course, you aren’t going to get much of a ‘big man’ with a $3 million dollar salary and it’s been reported that Trevor Booker, formerly of the Washington Wizards, could be a target for the Knicks over Martin.

Given the trade of Tyson Chandler, there figures to be a bit of a void in the Knicks rotation so whomever does get the contract will likely be in line to get a solid amount of playing time.

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