We all know the situation… Darko’s departure has left the Celtics with an open spot, and they are considering adding a big man to help their glaring need for some productive height that can help defend the rim and maybe… possibly… grab a freakin’ rebound.
Everyone keeps bringing up Kenyon Martin’s name…
“At this stage, I think Kenyon’s perspective is more of if people are questioning certain aspects of my game or me personally that I just want an opportunity to show that all of these critics and naysayers are wrong. We’ve widened the net of this and had discussions on that level.
“Be that as it may, we’ve had absolutely no conversations with the Celtics. They’ve not reached out at all. If there with issues with concerns regarding his commitment as far as how focused and how passionate he is about playing and competing with his team, quite frankly, my phone is working.”
That’s KMart’s agent… practically begging the Celtics to call him. He’s doing everything short of buying a pre-paid phone and mailing it to Danny Ainge with his number already entered.
But frankly, the market for Martin has dried up right now. But…
Martin is one of many veterans — including Mike Bibby, Gilbert Arenas, Erick Dampier, and Troy Murphy — waiting for another NBA chance. According to an NBA source, the Celtics have considered bringing in Dampier for a look.
I know… I’m giddy too!! Who WOULDN’T want to add a 37 year-old center years past his expiration date??
I don’t want to over-simplify this, but there’s a reason why certain players are still available. In a league where just being 7 feet tall gets you a ton of money, not getting paid to play basketball at this stage, at that height, is telling.
The Celtics are playing Jason Collins right now… so… I suppose working the guy out might not be such a bad thing.