" Kenyon Martin is no longer with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers of the Chinese [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Association, but he will not be able to play in the NBA until he receives a letter of clearance from FIBA, which wonít happen until the teamís season is over, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
The CBA instituted a rule this season prohibiting out-clauses in contracts with [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] players. Based on this report, FIBA is holding players to that rule. The Chinese leagueís playoffs run into March, so thatís the earliest Martin is expected to be back in the NBA. " - Credit: Sporting News
From what I read on the matters over this past month, and what I pretty much confirmed with the Nuggest beat writer Benjamin Hochman, this is almost like a mini-lockout.
Kenyon can return to the states and work out on his own, but he can not work out with any teams until his team plays their final regular season/playoff game.
What I do believe is true is that Kenyon can make a verbal agreement with a team, and sign the official contract in March. The drawbacks to this is that he could reconsider in a month or two.
Kenyon Martin is what the Knicks need. A gritty veteran who would be a perfect back-up to STAT, and be hungry to get a ring before he retires. Sign me up.
Knicks Roster for Late March/April
Jorts (He could benefit from watchning) and Balkman