Heat At Top Of Kenyon Martin’s Wish List

November 13 2012 at 8:20pm CST By Luke Adams

8:20pm: The Wolves turned down an offer from Kenyon Martin to sign for the minimum, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities. That seems to indicate he'd be willing to sign for the minimum to play for Miami, too, as well as perhaps other NBA teams.

12:29pm: The Heat have moved to the top of Kenyon Martin's wish list for potential destinations, a source tells Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Earlier this month, we heard that Martin is still seeking a contract offer, and is hoping to land with a contender.

If Martin is open to playing for the veteran's minimum, a concession he wasn't willing to make in the offseason, the Heat could potentially be a fit. Miami used its mid-level exception to sign Ray Allen, but is still eligible to sign players to minimum-salary contracts. The team is also carrying 15 players and would have to cut someone in order to make room for Martin, with non-guaranteed players Josh Harrellson and Terrel Harris the most logical candidates.

Still, there's no indication yet that the Heat are interested in signing Martin, who established career-lows in PPG (5.2), RPG (4.3), and PER (9.9) last season with the Clippers. The 34-year-old is one of a number of big-name free agents still on the market, two weeks into the regular season.

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