Is it just me or does it still feel like Kenyon Martin could contribute on an NBA team? Maybe it’s his tenacious defense that makes the aging star seem serviceable even as he ages and loses some athletic ability. He didn’t log a ton of minutes last season for the Clippers, but he did enough to make some fans believe he has something left in the tank.
Without many suitors in the NBA, Martin doesn’t want to hang ’em up just yet. He’s been weighing his options internationally, and although it may just be a rumor, reports from a player agent for the pro league in the Philippines says she is close to convincing K-Mart to play this season in the PBA:
Player agent Sheryl Reyes said she has started negotiations with the camp of the high-flying Martin, a 12-year NBA veteran who is without a team after a stint with the Los Angeles Clippers last season where he averaged 5.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 42 games.
“I am moving heaven and earth to bring him here. Kenyon is now weighing his options,” said Reyes.
The 6-9 forward would be a big boost for any team in the tournament that will feature imports of unlimited height, but Reyes declined to reveal which PBA ballclub she is representing in the negotiations.
“The deal is a go if Martin decides on it, his final decision will matter in the end,” she said.
Reyes has previously brought in imports like Sammy Monroe ( Barako Bull), Rodney White (Barako Bull), Donnel Harvey (Talk N’ Text), Chris Alexander (Ginebra), Leroy Hickerson (Air 21), Mario West (Meralco) and Olympian Champ Oguchi (Meralco).
She has also previously made attempts to bring in NBA stars Allen Iverson and Tracy McGrady. Reyes said she has ties with the US agency that eventually brought McGrady to China’s pro league.
(H/T to Spin.ph)