October 28, 2016 | Updated at 04:29 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

NBA Free Agency 2013 Knicks: Kenyon Martin Re-Signs with New York, Report Reveals [VIDEO]

The Knicks have re-signed veteran forward Kenyon Martin to a one-year deal worth $1.4 million, Yahoo! Sports reports.

By Dale Whales , EnStars on Jul 24, 2013 05:36 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
New York Knicks
(Photo : New York Knicks' Twitter )

The Knicks have re-signed veteran forward Kenyon Martin to a one-year deal worth $1.4 million, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Martin struck the deal, which will pay him the veteran's minimum salary, after the Knicks played the waiting game for several weeks with the 35-year-old. The NBA's new collective bargaining agreement, which involves a harder salary cap and higher luxury-tax penalties, forced some teams into longer waiting periods to sign players this summer. Some players held out for the $3.18 million mini-midlevel contract, while teams hoped they would accept the less-lucrative veteran's minimum.

Luckily for the Knicks, Martin was willing to take the lesser salary. The power forward had a good showing with the Knicks last season, averaging 7.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and nearly a block per game in 24 minutes off the bench. Jason Kidd, now coach of the Brooklyn Nets, said during the first-round matchup against Boston, Martin "saved our season."

The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft will be a much-needed defensive presence entering the 2013-2014 season. Along with recent acquisition, Metta World Peace and returning center Tyson Chandler, Martin will be expected to improve a Knicks defense that was ranked in the middle of the pack last season.

New York should be able to play the grizzled veteran limited minutes during the year so that he can have a greater impact in the playoffs. The franchise is stacked with frontcourt players since signing Peace and Andrea Bargnani this offseason, and they hope Amar'e Stoudemire will have a rebirth after missing most of 2012-2013 due to knee injuries.

In 13 NBA seasons with the Brooklyn Nets, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers and Knicks, Martin has career averages of 12.8 points and 5.3 rebounds.

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


Latest News

The Walking Dead

Steven Yeun Has Already Found New Work

Don't worry about Steven Yeun 'The Walking Dead' fans. He's going to be okay.

Stranger Things

The World of Stranger Things and Peanuts Combine To Make Perfect Parody

The 'Stranger Things' kids cast in the world of 'Peanuts' is something we never knew we wanted, until now.

Meri Brown on 'Sister Wives'

Is Meri Leaving Sister Wives To Marry Another Man?

Meri Brown is reportedly planning to leave 'Sister Wives' so she can marry another man

Bill Murray

How to Watch Bill Murray's Mark Twain Award for American Humor on PBS

Bill Murray is receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor -- here's how to watch his special on PBS.

Jamie Dornan

How Jamie Dornan's The Fall Character is So 'Frightening'

'The Fall' is pretty dark stuff, especially when it comes to Jamie Dornan's character.

Real Time Analytics