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 still of interest?

With the inclusion of the triangle offense and a significant amount of upcoming salary cap space, the New York Knicks are in the midst of a franchise overhaul.

For the first time in a while, there is light at the end of the tunnel and the New York Knicks look as if they’re preparing for a return to form. Might Kenyon Martin be part of that revival?

The veteran power forward was not a prime target of the Knicks this offseason as they decided not to re-sign him, however, New York is rather soft in the middle (especially after trading Tyson Chandler to the Dallas Mavericks) and it seems as if Kenyon Martin could still find his way back to the Big Apple.

That’s the thinking of Keith Schlosser who suggests the New York Knicks could still have interest in the former No. 1 overall pick.

“However, by employing the likes of Amar’e Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnanu, and Samuel Dalembert on their frontline, there’s a good chance the Knicks could be in need of an extra big man, should these aforementioned players fall victims to injuries midseason. Perhaps if he’s still available by then, the team could give Martin a call.”

While Martin’s game is understandably in a state of decline, he’s still serviceable enough to be helpful on the floor. Of course, he needs to remain healthy to be productive and that has proven to be a challenge in the past.

Given the lack of interest in the former Cincinnati product, it seems possible that the Knicks could bring in Martin on a cheap contract with minimal risk.

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