The LA Clippers have suddenly went from that kid on your block that you had to share toys with because he didn’t have any, to the kid with all the goodies.
After early season moves to acquire Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups and Caron Butler the Clippers have reached an agreement with Kenyon Martin, one of the Chinese 5 (as in 5 players that went overseas to play in the Chinese Basketball Assoc.). Sources told espnlosangeles.com that the former Denver Nugget forward reached an agreement for $2.5 million (mini mid level). Martin also reached a buyout agreement with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers on Dec. 21 and was cleared by FIBA earlier this week to return to the NBA two weeks ahead of schedule.
This move gives more depth to a team that was lacking a significant presence at the power forward position after Blake Griffin, and steps up their defense considerably. He will come off the bench but will see significant playing time.
Martin, 34, also considered the Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks.
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