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The New York Knicks have signed forward Kenyon Martin for the remainder of the season, the team announced on Friday.
Martin is coming off two 10-day contracts with the Knicks, during which he played in six games and averaged 5.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and nearly 1.0 blocks in 19 minutes. The 35-year-old made his first start of the season on Thursday night against the Portland Trail Blazers due to Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler's leg injuries.
While Martin scored a season-high 12 points, he suffered a knee bone contusion late in the 105-90 loss. His playing status looking ahead to Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers is uncertain.
Even when Anthony and Chandler return, Martin's interior scoring, defense and rebounding will help the Knicks in the six-week absence of Amar'e Stoudemire (right knee debridement), who provided a big punch inside for the team.