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The immortal Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo! is reporting that forward Kenyon Martin will resign with the Knicks.

Free-agent forward Kenyon Martin has reached agreement on a one-year deal to return to the New York Knicks, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

Martin will make the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million.

Martin, 35, made a strong impression on the Knicks' front office and coaching staffs to earn his return to New York.

After signing with the Knicks late last season, Martin played an integral role in the frontcourt in the final month of the regular season and playoffs. He averaged 7.2 points and 5.3 rebounds in nearly 24 minutes in the regular season, including 11 starts.

Some had wanted Martin to come to Boston last season as the Celtics needed frontcourt help with Jared Sulliger sidelined with back surgery and Darko Milicic bowing out to deal with personal matters after playing all of five minutes in 2012-2013.

Now that the Celtics are no longer championship contenders and have just begun to rebuild, they don't really have a need for a 35-year-old banger even if it is for the vet's minimum. After Martin's funeral comments in last season's playoff matchup between Boston and New York, I'm not sure losing out on Martin this time is really going to break any hearts.

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Eric Blaisdell 7/26/2013 06:51:00 PM Edit
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