Ian Begley of ESPN New York tweets that Kenyon Martin plans to play next year and "would love" to re-sign with the Knicks. In ten games with New York, the former number one draft pick has been averaging 7.7 PPG, 5.1 RPG. 1.1 steals per game, and nearly one block in 22.7 minutes per night.
It had been a rough year for Martin, who started the season looking for a contract worth the mini-mid level exception but found no takers. Even after he conceded to playing for a minimum contract, the 35-year-old forward struggled to find an offer before New York managed to clear a roster spot to sign him earlier this month. Now Martin's production could not have come at a better time, as the team has been dealing with injuries to Amare Stoudemire, Rasheed Wallace, and Kurt Thomas.