With news surfacing that Darko Milicic may leave the Boston Celtics, opening up a roster spot, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the C's might be interested in using the spot for free agent forward Kenyon Martin.
Martin drew interest from the Celtics in the offseason, but the Celtics opted to sign Milicic, Chris Wilcox and Jason Collins. Now, with another potential opening, some within the organization are pushing for a Martin signing.
The Celtics had considered signing free-agent forward Kenyon Martin this offseason, but ultimately chose Collins, Chris Wilcox and Milicic over him. Some Celtics' veterans have been pushing for the team to sign Martin.
Boston hasn't completely ruled out an eventual conversation with Martin about a role on the team, but the most likely scenario would be for the Celtics to hold onto the roster spot and see who else might become available in the next couple of months.
Wojnarowski writes that, because the Celtics already have players like Martin, they would likely try to address their vacancy at the five. If Milicic departs, Boston would be without a true center, as Kevin Garnett made the move from power forward to center last year and both Wilcox and rookie Jared Sullinger are more fours than fives. Fab Melo, the center Boston drafted at No. 22 overall in the 2012 draft, was sent to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League.
Martin is a 12-year veteran who has played for three teams -- the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers. Martin has career averages of 13.0 points and 7.1 rebounds through 696 games. His best season was in 2003-04 with the Nets when he averaged a career-high 16.7 points and 9.5 boards.
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