The Knicks have re-signed Kenyon Martin to a rest-of-season deal, the team announced today in a press release. The move had been expected after Martin's second 10-day contract with the Knicks expired overnight.
During his first 20 days with the Knicks, Martin has appeared in six games, averaging 5.7 PPG and 3.2 RPG. With a number of Knicks, including Amare Stoudemire and Rasheed Wallace, sidelined by injuries, Martin figures to have an increased role in New York for at least the rest of the regular season.
The signing gives the Knicks a full roster of 15 players on guaranteed contracts. The club is reportedly considering adding another point guard, and could also require another healthy frontcourt player if any more bigs go down in the next month or so. In that case, the Knicks would have to release a player on a guaranteed deal to open up a roster spot.