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shep33
02-02-2012, 02:16 PM
http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/02/gilbert-arenas-apparently-had-kobe-procedure-on-knees/#/2012/02/02/report-clippers-will-offer-kenyon-martin-mini-mid-level/


Kenyon Martin and the Clippers look like a marriage that could work.

Martin wants to be on a contender, the Clippers are starting to look like one but they need depth along the front line and experience (both of which Martin brings). He wants consistent minutes, he can get them in Los Angeles (the drop off after Blake Griffin and DíAndre Jordan is steep) plus he can get Chris Paul feeding him lobs. Not to mention, Martin lives in Los Angeles in the off-season.

But itís always about the money. Even in a shortened season. The Clippers might work out there pretty well too, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.

Martin recently met with Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro and Neil Olshey, the teamís vice president of basketball operations, to gauge his interest in playing for the team, both people said.

The Clippers would be willing to offer Martin the mini mid-level exception of $2.5 million, though they havenít made him an offer yet, one person said.
Martin cannot join a team until his teamís season ends in China. The regular season ends Feb. 15 but if his team makes the playoffs he cannot join an NBA squad until they are eliminated. Martin has already left his team and is back home in the States.

The Heat also have made an offer to Martin (although he may struggle to get steady minutes there, they have some depth at the four). The Lakers, Pacers and Spurs also have interest.

A decision could come this weekend or early next week, but for now everyone is waiting on the Chinese Basketball Association.

KB-Pau-DH2012
02-02-2012, 02:37 PM
He's going to the Clips no doubt.

HouRealCoach
02-02-2012, 02:46 PM
I knew this all alone

Chronz
02-02-2012, 02:50 PM
Please have some game left

GodsSon
02-02-2012, 02:54 PM
Wait, so he just left his CBA team?

thekmp211
02-02-2012, 02:56 PM
Please have some game left

pretty positive he'll be better than cook/evans

mttwlsn16
02-02-2012, 02:56 PM
:pray:

Dodgers99
02-02-2012, 03:05 PM
Wait, so he just left his CBA team?

At the end of the season. Which I believe is mid-february.

GodsSon
02-02-2012, 03:08 PM
At the end of the season. Which I believe is mid-february.


Martin cannot join a team until his teamís season ends in China. The regular season ends Feb. 15 but if his team makes the playoffs he cannot join an NBA squad until they are eliminated. Martin has already left his team and is back home in the States.

So he broke his contract?

Dodgers99
02-02-2012, 03:15 PM
So he broke his contract?

Didn't know that. I guess he did.

KB-Pau-DH2012
02-02-2012, 03:18 PM
ESPNSteinLine Marc Stein
Sources say NBA teams notified Thursday that Kenyon Martin is officially an unrestricted free agent and clear to sign w/NBA team when ready
1 minute ago

Carey
02-02-2012, 03:19 PM
Exactly the type of player the Clips could use

meloman1592
02-02-2012, 03:23 PM
Get him clippers

Gritz
02-02-2012, 03:23 PM
I remember when he used to be good...

smith&wesson
02-02-2012, 03:28 PM
The clippers are getting scary

ThunderousDemon
02-02-2012, 03:29 PM
What happened to JR Smith? When is he coming back to the NBA

Lake_Show2416
02-02-2012, 03:47 PM
I don't understand how they would have a mini MLE when they were able to sign Caron Butler to a sizable contract, I thought the MLE only applied to teams that r over the cap, obviously they r now but that came after this past off season

gbrl
02-02-2012, 03:49 PM
so the pacers are interested as well, first i heard of it. clippers or heat are his likely destination

Nycbball08
02-02-2012, 04:00 PM
The Clippers are contenders?...:crazy:

Badluck33
02-02-2012, 04:01 PM
Looks like Atlanta will probably get him. They have the most to spend and can offer him the most minutes with Horford out.

CarniifeX
02-02-2012, 04:07 PM
The Clippers are contenders?...:crazy:

Yes. Where have you been?

KB-Pau-DH2012
02-02-2012, 04:12 PM
Looks like Atlanta will probably get him. They have the most to spend and can offer him the most minutes with Horford out.

WojYahooNBA Adrian Wojnarowski
by EricPincus
Kenyon Martin is on visit to Atlanta today, intrigued w/ significant role he could play w/ Hawks, sources say. Clips, Heat high on list too.
25 minutes ago

Master Mind
02-02-2012, 05:20 PM
Lob Angeles or Lob Beach

utl768
02-02-2012, 05:26 PM
as long as he doesnt come to the heat im all good

dude hasnt been good since his new jersey days

shep33
02-02-2012, 06:35 PM
He's never going to play in LA (for either team) or as much for the Heat.

Hawks make sense.