Fans of the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers are in good hands even without Kenyon Martin around to throw down follow-up dunks and grab rebound after rebound.
Gani Lawal is coming to get the job done.
Lawal will replace Martin with Xinjiang of the Chinese Basketball Association, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported on Christmas day. But instead of the news being about Martin having to wait and see where his NBA career takes him, the story should really be about Lawal getting ready to pick up where he left off with his overseas game.
Lawal, the 6-foot-9 power forward out of Georgia Tech, was waived both by the San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns in training camp and believed to be considering a return overseas to Poland, where he starred for Zastal Zielona Gor during the lockout until China came calling.
And what a three months it was.