Kenyon Martin’s first stint as a member of the New York Knicks didn’t exactly go swimmingly.
Last season the 36-year-old played in just 32 games, as he dealt with an ankle issue and was unable to play after the all-star break.
However, after ankle surgery, Martin feels healthy and wants to re-sign with the Knicks this offseason, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Kenyon Martin here. Confirms he had surgery right after season and still hoping to be on Knicks. "Ankle feels better already."
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) July 12, 2014
The feeling quite possibly is mutual, as Berman reported at the start of free agency that New York might attempt to bring back Martin.
The Knicks still may shop at K-Mart this summer.
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 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.
It certainly makes sense why Martin would want to return to the Big Apple, as he clearly wants to continue playing basketball.
However, it’s hard to figure why the Knicks would re-sign him. Not only is it extremely unlikely that he can make it through a full season healthy (he hasn’t played more than 60 games in a season since 2008-09), he’s simply not a very good player anymore.Martin averaged just 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season.
It will certainly be interesting to see if the Knicks pursue him.