Attention K-Mart watchers:
Kenyon Martin had his shoeless left ankle wrapped in ice when reporters were allowed in to watch the tail end of practice in Greenburgh on Monday but he and the Knicks were quick to downplay that situation as little more than a preventative measure.
Mike Woodson said Martin took part in the majority of an earlier practice — but the veteran forward continues to be held out of team scrimmages as a precaution to try to keep him available for the regular season and beyond.
“I understand it maybe the younger Kenyon probably wouldn’t have but the more mature and older Kenyon understands what the goal is” Martin said. “They need me in April and May and definitely June.”
Martin sprained his left ankle near the end of the regular season last April before averaging nearly 22 minutes per game off the bench in 12 playoff appearances. The 14-year veteran hasn’t played in any of the Knicks’ first three preseason games and Woodson indicated he doesn’t expect Martin ...