Posted February 21, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Knicks Pick Up K-Mart on 10-Day Contract!

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“We’ve always liked Kenyon,” Knicks GM Glen Grunwald said. “He’s a great competitor and a good defender and he’s played with number of our players on the Knicks (including Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith)…. We’re just looking forward to adding another good defender who can help us in our quest this season.”

“Signing Kenyon is a bit of insurance for our bigs in case these tricky injuries continue to trouble Rasheed and Marcus,” Grunwald said. “But also that I think (Martin’s) a versatile defender and can play and defend three positions in the NBA. It gives us a little bit more depth and more insurance.”

“We’re hopeful that he’s going to show that he’s still got what it takes to be an NBA player,” Grunwald said. “I’m optimistic that he’s going to be able to come and play for us.” – espn

The NY Knicks signed 35-year old veteran power forward Kenyon Martin (free agent) to a 10-day contract after freeing up a spot on the roster by trading away Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a future second-round pick earlier today! Following a physical, Knicks GM Glen Grunwald expects the Knicks to sign K-Mart by early next week! This will help fill the void with Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby on the sidelines with nagging chronic foot injuries! NY Knicks are still currently second in the Eastern Conference (behind the Heat) with a 32-19 record!