By Rob Mahoney
The NBA's 10-day contract has become a vehicle for veteran retreads, as teams on the brink of contention take an exploratory shot on a familiar name in hopes of bolstering a position of weakness. As a result, the mid-season free agent rumors become a who's who of 10 years ago; savvy point guards, slowed defenders and knee-braced big men look to latch on wherever they can, and typically a handful of teams compete for the chance to bring in a marginal player to try out for a minimum deal. The odds of those signings panning out in a big way are pretty slim, but the risk involved is so minimal that any team with an open roster spot would be wise to roll the dice.
That's just what the Knicks are doing after freeing up some space at the deadline with a trade of Ronnie Brewer. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Knicks will soon sign big man Kenyon Martin to a 10-day deal, cementing New York's reign as the oldest team in the NBA and providing an optimistic stopgap solution for a familiar problem.