The Knicks will re-sign Kenyon Martin to a second 10-day contract after his current deal expires tomorrow night, coach Mike Woodson told reporters before their game against Miami. Martin is expected to stay with the team for the duration of the season. The Knicks signed the former number 1 pick on February 23rd, after the team had opened up a roster spot by trading Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Martin was perhaps the most prominent free agent not to sign with a team in the offseason. The team had shown some interest before the season began but the 35 year old big man was seeking more money than the veterans minimum. However, injuries to Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby in the past two months reignited the Knicks need for Martin and was able to bring him on a 10 day contract.
Martin has played in just one game so far this season, totaling five minutes against the Warriors last Wednesday.
Woodson also announced today that Marcus Camby will be in uniform for the Knicks today. Camby has missed the last six weeks after recovering from plantar fasciitis. Woodson says that depending on matchups and personnel, Camby may get to play a few minutes against the defending NBA champions.