Will Yoder
Wednesday December 21st, 2011

Kenyon Martin has reportedly agreed to a contract buyout with Chinese club Xinjiang, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweets.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Martin’s Chinese team was considering releasing the NBA player. At this time, the details and figures surrounding the buyout are unspecified.

There has been much speculation on whether or not NBA players who left to play for Chinese Basketball Association teams during the lockout would be released. According to reports, the Chinese Basketball Association did not allow opt-out clauses in case the NBA lockout ended. Martin’s buyout may pave the way for other NBA players Wilson Chandler, Aaron Brooks and J.R. Smith, who also signed with Chinese clubs during the lockout.

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