Report: Bucks to sign forward Kenyon Martin to 10-day contract

Thursday January 8th, 2015

The Milwaukee Bucks will sign power forward Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract this week, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

Martin, 37, played for the New York Knicks last season, averaging 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds. He teamed with Bucks head coach Jason Kidd to lead the the New Jersey Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003.

He was the No. 1 pick in the 2000 draft by the Nets and has also played for the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers. In 14 seasons, he has career averages of 12.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 steals.

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Martin is expected to help fill the hole in Milwaukee's frontcourt. Center Larry Sanders has not played since Dec. 23 while dealing with personal issues. He rejoined the team this week, but said he is not ready to return to playing.

Milwaukee is also without No. 2 pick Jabari Parker, who is out for the season after tearing his ACL in December. He had surgery on Monday and the team has not set a timetable for his return.

The Bucks are 19-18 and in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. They host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

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