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K-Mart gets FIBA clearance to return to NBA?

Posted on: February 2, 2012 2:54 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Kenyon Martin has received a surprising early clearance from FIBA that will allow him to return to an NBA team, according to multiple reports. Martin signed with a Chinese team during the lockout and because of Chinese Basketball Association rules would not be allowed to return to the NBA until his team's season ended.

Martin, however, reached a buyout agreement with his team in December and basically has just been sitting and waiting for their season to finish, which should happen in about two weeks.

Reportedly, Martin has drawn interest from the Lakers, Clippers, Spurs, Hawks and Heat. According to Yahoo! Sports, Martin is visiting with the Hawks today in fact.

The Hawks have a major need for a guy like Martin as Al Horford was essentially lost for the rest of the regular season with a shoulder injury recently. Martin wants to join a good team, but he also wants to play and there's a clear hole for him to fill in Atlanta.

Martin, 34, played last season in Denver averaging 8.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in 48 appearances for the Nuggets. He still has a little left in the tank and obviously is looking to join a contender and contribute to a strong championship, playoff push.

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 10:14 pm

K-Mart gets FIBA clearance to return to NBA?

heard the heat are going tooffer k-mart a contract. he is somebody that would really help them. the heat are a bunch of talented nice guys. they ply hard. they need a brite, get you that rebound blok that shot, k-mat knows how to be a winner. he learned from higgy bear, now with west virginia. riley i right on to pursue him. if the heat can keep getting that support cast bettr and better. they can win a championship sometime. 

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2012 5:59 pm

K-Mart gets FIBA clearance to return to NBA?

I hope Kenyon Martin catch on to a team, any team he would want to play for and for a salary he is comfortable with.

I also hope it is not with the Lakers, as we need to get younger even if it means, play for the playoffs and get as deep as we can.

The Lakers need to allow Morris to develop and win for the future. We will need a point guard next season that would know how to run our offense, not one that is learning it and getting on the job training (OJT). We would have to make a serious run at the NBA championship next season. This would be our final chance at really making a run with the current players we have.



Since: Nov 30, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2012 5:56 pm

K-Mart gets FIBA clearance to return to NBA?

He should come rejoin Mr. Big Shot with the clippers. Playing alongside Chris Paul and Chauncy Billups is an easy way to continue looking good despite his age.

Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2012 3:48 pm

K-Mart gets FIBA clearance to return to NBA?

If he really wants to go to a team with the biggest chance of getting in the finals K-Mart should go to the Heat. He will have a nice playing time with minimum effort. Cross finger that injury bug won't bite him in butt.

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