The New York Knicks have been a relatively busy team throughout the first four days of the offseason.
They not only pulled off a big trade to land Andrea Bargnani, but have made it a point to keep their own free agents by re-signing J.R. Smith, offering a two-year deal to Pablo Prigioni and reportedly wanting to re-sign Chris Copeland as well.
But what about Kenyon Martin?
Throughout the offseason process, it appears more likely by the day that K-martin is the forgotten man in the Knicks plans and likely the odd man out on the list of priorities.
After being signed late in the season last year, martin provided the Knicks a spark when he finally got off the bench.
He finished the 2012-13 campaign averaging 7.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in only 18 games played (11 starts). Look more closely though and K-Mart’s 10.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per 36 minutes are solid enough numbers, especially given the fact that most of Martin’s contributions can’ be necessarily represented on the stat sheet.
He brings a presence to the Knicks defense that they didn’t have for most of last season and one would figure that given a whole 82 game season that he could help fix some of the problems with the Knicks interior defense.
However that doesn’t seem like it will happen.
As the Knicks are prepared to offer Elton Brand a contract and have shown interest in a few other forwards, it likely means that Martin isn’t in their future plans.
To date Martin has drawn interest from the Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers along with the Knicks.
If I were a betting man, I would bet that K-Mart is wearing a different uniform next year.
He seems to be all but forgotten already in New York.
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