Top news coming in today to a chilly San Francisco is about Kenyon Martin.
Kenyon Martin had a good season with the Clippers in 2012 and could be proud of 5.2 points and 4.3 rebounds a game. But he wanted more. Kenyon Martin "wanted some mid-level money and multiple years at age 34," says NBC Sports
But nothing was forthcoming and Kenyon just got himself the reputation of a person who causes a disruption while he is in the locker room.
Now all that seems to be changing.
Now Kenyon Martin is negotiating with another team. That team is the Miami Heat
The result could see Kenyon Martin switching from a player on the sidelines to one who is a contender, says NBC Sports.
On Twitter, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports:
"Heat have been in contact with free agent Kenyon Martin sources say. However, they are likely to wait and see all options after March 1.—"
Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 21, 2013
Windhorst reports that waiting is very unusual. He says:
"This is not done. Once the trade deadline passes some players around the league will get bought out and the Heat are going to wait to see who else may be on the market. Also, the minutes are limited as Chris Andersen was already picked up by Miami and took minutes from Joel Anthony. But the Heat are looking at the playoffs and thinking they want some size on the bench."
It would seem that Kenyon Martin's energy is a good fit for The Miami Heat and he is a good personality match with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.
Fans are debating whether Kenyon is a good choice or not, however. On thebleacherreport.com, fan Jay Carrio says:
"If its for the veterans minimum, then we should indeed sign him. it brings a lot of intensity, rebounding, defensive presence in the paint, and he hustles down the floor on transition which is our GAME. its a most definite pick up if we can sign him for the veterans minimum, and quite frankly a steal if it works out for us."
What do YOU think? Is he a good choice?
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