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Kenyon Martin
PF - 6'9, 225lbs - 45 years old - 15 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2015 season
  • Birthdate: 12/30/1977
  • Drafted (NBA): 1st pick, 2000
  • Pre-draft team: Cincinnati
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2000 NBA DraftNBADrafted 1st overall by New Jersey.
22nd August, 2000NBASigned four year, $16,534,449 rookie scale contract with New Jersey. Included team option for 2003/04.
21st August, 2002NBANew Jersey exercised 2003/04 team option.
15th July, 2004NBASigned and traded by New Jersey with a seven year, $91 million contract with Denver in exchange for a 2005 first round pick (#16, Joey Graham) and two 2006 first round picks (#20, Renaldo Balkman; #22, Marcus Williams). Included early termination option after 2009/10 season.
30th June, 2010NBADeclined to exercise early termination option.
22nd September, 2011ChinaSigned a one year contract with Xinjiang.
24th December, 2011ChinaReleased by Xinjiang.
3rd February, 2012NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with L.A. Clippers.
23rd February, 2013NBASigned a 10 day contract with New York.
5th March, 2013NBASigned a second 10 day contract with New York.
15th March, 2013NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with New York.
25th July, 2013NBARe-signed by New York to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
9th January, 2015NBASigned a 10 day contract with Milwaukee.
19th January, 2015NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Milwaukee.
29th January, 2015NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Milwaukee.
19th February, 2015NBAWaived by Milwaukee.
Career Moves
1996 - 2000Cincinnati (NCAA)
June 2000 - June 2004New Jersey Nets (NBA)
July 2004 - June 2011Denver Nuggets (NBA)
September 2011 - December 2011Xinjiang (China)
February 2012 - June 2012L.A. Clippers (NBA)
February 2013 - June 2014New York Knicks (NBA)
January 2015 - February 2015Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
Articles about Kenyon Martin

November 7, 2013

The Knicks rather put themselves in this situation by assembling a roster with only five recognised big men. They never gave themselves enough ammunition to weather a storm of injuries, and they especially needed to do so in light of how injury prone their big man rotation is. Included in those five are Chandler (who once failed a physical exam, rescinding a trade that would have affected the outcome of at least one NBA championship), Kenyon Martin (who gets injured so often that his contract this year becomes unguaranteed if he misses more than 15 games due to pre-existing knee injuries), Andrea Bargnani (66 games combined over the last two seasons) and Amar'e Stoudemire (so famously fragile he's on a minutes limit).

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March 15, 2012

[...] Andre Miller’s contract is expiring, though. As such, that may have been the more ideal rental. The aged Miller is slower than ever, rather submarines a transition team, and still occasionally thinks he can shoot teams back into games, yet he also sets up teammates as well as almost anybody. More importantly, he is available; a starting caliber player coming off the bench, an aged veteran on a young team in the midst of a power rebuild. With a contract almost identical to that of Barbosa, the commitment need be no longer than three months, nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain.

Perhaps the cost was to be more prohibitive, a first round pick instead of the second that Toronto got, and the Pacers deemed that unnecessary for a player they could just sign this summer anyway. Perhaps the Nuggets had a better offer, or no offers at all. Perhaps this deal is really about a hidden, deep-seated desire to acquire Anthony Carter. Or perhaps Indiana flat didn’t want Miller as much as I hoped they would.

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January 23, 2012

Kenyon Martin — The more high profile Chinese expat was also released last month, without an injury as an excuse. His glory days are behind him, but Martin can still contribute to both ends of an NBA floor, which makes him a rarity on this list. However, as a condition of his Chinese buyout, Martin must wait until the CBA season ends before he’s allowed to return to the NBA. So he may be another month.

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