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Knicks Sign Kenyon Martin For Remainder Of Season

Martin Needed To Help Knicks Survive Injury Crisis
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Knicks have signed veteran forward Kenyon Martin for the remainder of the season.

The Knicks announced the move Friday after the expiration of Martin’s second 10-day contract. Now, Martin will another veteran expected to help the Knicks attempt to lock down a top-tier seed in the Eastern Conference standings.

Lately, the Knicks have fallen on hard times as they’ve piled up injuries to stars Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler.  The Knicks are currently stuck in a three-game losing streak.

Martin has become more of a contributor because of the Knicks’ rash of injuries.

The former No. 1 overall pick made his first start for the Knicks on Thursday at Portland, scoring a season-high 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting. He is averaging 5.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in six games.

Will K-Mart be able to fill the big-man void for the Knicks during their stretch run?  Sound off below…

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