Kenyon Martin may be granted a release from his current Chinese team, which would give him the opportunity join an NBA team, according to an ESPN.com report. This could potentially open the door for other players overseas that hope to be released so that they can return to the NBA.
Martin signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers during the NBA lockout, and sources have told ESPN that the only reason the club has yet to release him would be sanctions from the league. The Chinese league implemented new rules that would prevent teams from providing an opt-out clause in case the lockout ended. Other players -- Wilson Chandler, Aaron Brooks, and J.R. Smith -- have also signed with Chinese clubs, but they are reportedly eager to return to the states.