Found February 03, 2012 on
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Looks like Kenyon Martin has finally made his way back to the NBA after a detour to China. After being forced to wait out the Chinese seaason the Los Angeles Times is reporting that the forward will sign a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers once he passes a physical.
The Clippers and free-agent forward Kenyon Martin have agreed on a mini-midlevel deal that will be finalized as soon as Martin passes a physical, according to an NBA individual familiar with the negotiations.
Martin, who played for the Xinjiang Tigers in China and had been required to wait until their season was over before rejoining the NBA, was cleared to return to the NBA by FIBA, the international basketball federation, Thursday. (Los Angeles Times)
I’m thinking this is another good move by the Clippers this year. Martin will one provide another veteran process on a team that is still fairly young. In addition to that he should give some very valuable depth to the front court.
The 34-year old might not be able to put up the near double-doubles he did earlier in his career but he did put up 8.6 points and 6.2 rebounds over 25+ minutes per game in 2010-11 with the Denver Nuggets. I’d expect something close to that once he’s cleared to play.
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The Los Angeles Clippers and free agent Kenyon Martin have agreed to a one-year deal, returning the veteran forward to the NBA after a brief stint in China.
Martin's agent, Andy Miller, confirmed Friday that the sides reached agreement. The deal, believed to be worth the mini mid-level exception of $2.5 million, is expected to be finalized as soon as Martin passes a physical...
When was the last time FIBA had anything to do with NBA matters? Practically never.
The NBA does everything it wants with no input from FIBA publicly until now, apparently.
FIBA, the International Basketball Federation has determined that Kenyon Martin is a free agent, owing nothing to any team from China. He does not have any contract obligations at all.
The International Federation...
Kenyon Martin is expected to join the Clippers on their current road trip in Orlando.
The Hawks met Thursday with a representative for center Kenyon Martin, the AJC has learned.
Martin, 34, averaged 8.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in 48 games for the Nuggets last season. The 11-year veteran signed a one-year deal to play in China with Xinjiang during the NBA lockout last summer. He is eligible to return to the NBA following the Chinese season in several weeks.
Kenyon Martin has agreed to a one-year deal with the Clippers worth $2.5 million, two sources confirmed to SI.com.
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J.R. Smith might be having fun in China dropping 60 points, shooting up threes like he was in a video game and letting his family get into fights in the stands, but Kenyon Martin is ready to come back to the NBA. With his decision coming any day now, Martin has narrowed his search down [...]
While the San Antonio Spurs and several other teams await free agent Kenyon Martin's decision on where he will suit up this season, there is another free agent reportedly on the Spurs' radar -- J.R. Smith.Smith, like Martin, played in China during the NBA lockout and is now trying to plead his case to make it back to the NBA despite the CBA's (Chinese Basketball Association...