Kenyon Martin (Photo credit: NBA.com)
It’s official! The New York Knicks re-signed big man Kenyon Martin and Knicks fanatics couldn’t be happier about the return.
The forward also known as K-Mart was recently signed to a one year deal and will make about $1.4 million on a veterans minimum contract, according to league sources.
Knicks Executive Vice President and General Manager Glen Grunwald proudly made the big announcement last Thursday on NBA.com
“Kenyon did a fantastic job for us once he signed in February,” Grunwald said. “He strengthened our frontline going into an important stretch of the season with some very impressive performances. We are happy to have him back.”
The forward known for his toughness and solid defensive play, will be an important asset in the front court, giving addtitomal strength and support to team players Chandler, Carmelo, Bargnani, and the recently signed Metta World Peace.
The free agent joined the Knicks late last season and played in only 18 regular season games. He averaged 7.2 points and 5.3 rebounds in nearly 24 minutes, including 11 starts. In addition, he averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in 12 playoffs games.
In addition, the 35 year-old NBA star made career averages of 12.8 points and 5.3 rebounds, while playing for the Brooklyn Nets, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Knicks.
Last February, Martin took to Twitter when he was signed by the Knicks and showed his admiration for being a part of the team.
He posted: “Thanks for all the love in tha city!!! Happy to be a New York Knicks!!! Won’t let the city down!!!”
And as Martin has kept his word to his fans in past seasons, Knicks fans seem confident that No.3 wont let them down next season, as many have expressed on social media sites in response to the resigning.
Many Knicks fans couldn’t agree more that it was smart for the Knicks to bring back K-Mart.