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Kenyon Martin - PF, 6'9, 225
Retired - Retired after 2015 season
       Date of birth: 12/30/1977
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 1st pick, 2000
     Out of: Cincinnati
  NBA Experience: 15 years
  Hand: Right

2000 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 1st overall by New Jersey.
22nd August, 2000 NBA Signed four year, $16,534,449 rookie scale contract with New Jersey. Included team option for 2003/04.
21st August, 2002 NBA New Jersey exercised 2003/04 team option.
15th July, 2004 NBA Signed and traded by New Jersey with a seven year, $91 million contract with Denver in exchange for a 2005 first round pick (#16, Joey Graham) and two 2006 first round picks (#20, Renaldo Balkman; #22, Marcus Williams). Included early termination option after 2009/10 season.
30th June, 2010 NBA Declined to exercise early termination option.
22nd September, 2011 China Signed a one year contract with Xinjiang.
24th December, 2011 China Released by Xinjiang.
3rd February, 2012 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with L.A. Clippers.
23rd February, 2013 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with New York.
5th March, 2013 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with New York.
15th March, 2013 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with New York.
25th July, 2013 NBA Re-signed by New York to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
9th January, 2015 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Milwaukee.
19th January, 2015 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Milwaukee.
29th January, 2015 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Milwaukee.
19th February, 2015 NBA Waived by Milwaukee.
When: Where:
1996 - 2000 Cincinnati (NCAA)
June 2000 - June 2004 New Jersey Nets (NBA)
July 2004 - June 2011 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
September 2011 - December 2011 Xinjiang (China)
February 2012 - June 2012 L.A. Clippers (NBA)
February 2013 - June 2014 New York Knicks (NBA)
January 2015 - February 2015 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
From blog:

   The NBA’s best unsigned free agents

Kenyon Martin — The more high profile Chinese expat was also released last month, without an injury as an excuse. His glory days are behind him, but Martin can still contribute to both ends of an NBA floor, which makes him a rarity on this list. However, as a condition of his Chinese buyout, Martin must wait until the CBA season ends before he’s allowed to return to the NBA. So he may be another month.

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   Breaking down the Sam Young and Leandro Barbosa trades

[...] Andre Miller’s contract is expiring, though. As such, that may have been the more ideal rental. The aged Miller is slower than ever, rather submarines a transition team, and still occasionally thinks he can shoot teams back into games, yet he also sets up teammates as well as almost anybody. More importantly, he is available; a starting caliber player coming off the bench, an aged veteran on a young team in the midst of a power rebuild. With a contract almost identical to that of Barbosa, the commitment need be no longer than three months, nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain.

Perhaps the cost was to be more prohibitive, a first round pick instead of the second that Toronto got, and the Pacers deemed that unnecessary for a player they could just sign this summer anyway. Perhaps the Nuggets had a better offer, or no offers at all. Perhaps this deal is really about a hidden, deep-seated desire to acquire Anthony Carter. Or perhaps Indiana flat didn’t want Miller as much as I hoped they would.

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   Knicks aren't prepared for life without Chandler

The Knicks rather put themselves in this situation by assembling a roster with only five recognised big men. They never gave themselves enough ammunition to weather a storm of injuries, and they especially needed to do so in light of how injury prone their big man rotation is. Included in those five are Chandler (who once failed a physical exam, rescinding a trade that would have affected the outcome of at least one NBA championship), Kenyon Martin (who gets injured so often that his contract this year becomes unguaranteed if he misses more than 15 games due to pre-existing knee injuries), Andrea Bargnani (66 games combined over the last two seasons) and Amar'e Stoudemire (so famously fragile he's on a minutes limit).

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