Rockets To Sign KJ Martin To Four-Year Deal

The Rockets are signing rookie KJ Martin, the son of former NBA player Kenyon Martin, to a multi-year contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets.

It’s a four-year contract with the first year fully guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon (Twitter link). The Rockets will use a portion of their mid-level exception to sign Martin.

Martin was the 52nd pick of the draft. Houston acquired the draft rights to the 6’7” forward from the Kings. He prepared for the draft at IMG Academy.

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10 thoughts on “Rockets To Sign KJ Martin To Four-Year Deal

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    The Rockets won’t be able to carry all 15 of their players since their total salaries add up to just over $139M, about $175K over the hard cap. They will probably cut Chris Clemons who has a non-guaranteed contract and give themselves a little more than $1.3M of wiggle room under the hard cap.

  2. Little_Dunker_45

    Does kj mean kenyon junior? Clever if true…good luck young Kenyon

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      I believe so since his middle name is Lee. It’s sort of the same thing with P.J. Tucker except his first and middle names are Anthony Leon, like his father. The initials which he goes by actually stand for “Pop Junior”.

      • the dude

        Hows this a mystery? I’m more curious to how they stopped reporting him as Kenyon jr and now as kj all of a sudden.

        Every article I read with his name since last December, not once did I see anyone refer to him as anything but Kenyon Martin jr till literally this

        • the dude

          Lol and two people in the comment section discussing what KJ could possibly mean takes the cake, the rockets fan to boot, I’ve seen you posting in the kings rockets trade that netted houston Kenyon Martin jr, not KJ martin lol

          • Little_Dunker_45

            Wow thanks at the dude. I’ll be sure to run any future comments by you first since you are the king of hoops rimors…

        • I’m sure mr. Martin let people know he’d like to be referred to as KJ Martin now. Reporters don’t just change things on their own LOL. It’s in the original tweet from Tim McMahon, so maybe Martin wants to be his own man instead of Kenyon Martin Jr? That’s understandable.., carve his own niche away from his father.

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