The Knicks made the return of big man Kenyon Martin official Thursday when the team announced he'd signed a one-year deal to return to the club.
“Kenyon did a fantastic job for us once he signed in February” Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald said in a statement. “He strengthened our frontline going into an important stretch of the season with some very impressive performances. We are happy to have him back.”
Martin 35 averaged 7.2 points and 5.3 rebounds in 18 games (11 starts) during the regular season for the Knicks after signing with them in late February after he went unsigned after helping the Clippers reach the second round of the playoffs the previous season. He then averaged 5.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in the playoffs for the Knicks before they were eliminated in six games in the second round by the Pacers.
With Martin in the fold the Knicks have 12 players under contract at the moment including rookies Tim Hardaway Jr. and C.J. Leslie. Grunwald has said previously he's likely to leave a spot or two open on the team's 15-man roster heading into training camp to provide flexibility to sign possible training camp invitees.