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Report: Knicks add Kenyon Martin on a 10-day contract

Kenyon Martin, 35, averaged 1.6 blocks per 36 minutes with the Clippers last season. (Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kenyon Martin signed a 10-day contract with the Knicks

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.

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That's just what the Knicks are doing after freeing up some space at the deadline with a trade of Ronnie BrewerAccording 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.

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