Attention KMart shoppers, the store is now closed. According to Adrian Wojnarowski:
Free agent Kenyon Martin has reached an agreement to return to the New York Knicks, league source tells Y! Sports.
No details of the deal yet- I can’t promise that the Knicks didn’t trade their 2020 1st Round Pick to “Free Agency”- but Martin gives the Knicks additional big-man depth behind Chandler, Stoudemire, and Bargnani. While it’s hard to argue that the signing is good value for the veterans minimum, fans of #MeloAtThe4 must wonder if this further signifies the Knicks’ intention to put Carmelo back at his less productive position. Of course, it’s also possible the Knicks will try to keep Kenyon well-rested throughout the season in anticipation of the postseason, but, you know, Jason Kidd and #YOLO and whatnot.
Last year Kenyon didn’t sign with New York until February 23, 2013, and only played in 18 regular season games, leading to obvious questions about how the thirty-five year old center will hold up over the course of an entire season. However, he filled in capably for an oft-injured Tyson Chandler and appeared in all 12 of the Knicks’ post-season games.