Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kenyon Martin will decide his new destination “next week or so,” his agent, Andy Miller, confirmed Friday to SNY.tv.
Chris Broussard of ESPN The Magazine reported Friday that Martin is considering the Knicks, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks,
Martin, who helped the Nets reach two NBA Finals, cannot join an NBA team until his former Chinese team, the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers, finishes their season Feb. 16.
The struggling Knicks already have Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony up front, but Anthony and Martin are close, having played together for more than six years with the Denver Nuggets.
The Knicks and the Clippers can offer the $2.5 million mini mid-level exception.
Martin played 48 games with the Nuggets last season, averaging career-lows of 8.6 points 6.2 rebounds.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.