Clippers Have Yet To Make Offer To Martin

The Clippers haven't extended a contract offer to Kenyon Martin yet, according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. However, Turner says the team is willing to offer Martin their mini mid-level exception, or "room" exception, of $2.5MM.

Chauncey Billups has talked about wanting to bring Martin to L.A., and the 6'9" power forward recently met with Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro and VP of basketball operations Neil Olshey. I think they may be the best fit for Martin, but the Clips aren't the only team interested — yesterday, we heard that at least five other clubs were involved, with Martin expected to make a decision by this weekend.

While Martin will reportedly make up his mind soon, there's no rush for him to decide, or for the Clippers to extend a formal offer. The 34-year-old can't sign with an NBA team until the season ends for the CBA's Xinjiang Flying Tigers, which won't happen until at least February 16th. Martin will be in for an even longer wait if his former team in China earns a playoff spot, as Jon Pastuszek explains at

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