Warriors have Kenyon Martin on their radar

Warriors have Kenyon Martin on their radar
July 13, 2012, 10:24 am
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Add Kenyon Martins name to the list of power forwards theWarriors are looking to acquire.According to league sources, the Warriors have madeinquiries and are open to the idea of signing Martin, who played last seasonfor the Los Angeles Clippers.Warriors owner Joe Lacob and general manager Bob Myers havemade it clear this offseason that the team is looking to add toughness andexperience to their roster.The Warriors followed through on that earlier this week whenthey acquired guard Jarrett Jack in a three-team trade with Philadelphia andNew Orleans. Martin, a 12-year veteran, would provide those same kinds ofthings in the frontcourt.RELATED: Kenyon Martin career stats 2012 game logs News
He played in 42 games last season for the Clippers,averaging 5.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in 22 minutes per game.Martin, 34, was the No. 1 overall pick in 2000, and hasplayed for the Nets, Denver Nuggets and Clippers.Myers indicated to reporters during a conference call onWednesday in the wake of the Jack trade -- that that the Warriors were stilllooking to acquire another free agent, and in all probability that player wouldbe a power forward.Martin makes a lot of sense for the Warriors. Hes an aboveaverage low-post defender, capable of defending power forwards without needinghelp. Hes also a solid team defender.The Warriors still have their mid-level exception worthapproximately 5 million available, although Myers has said the team isunlikely to use up all of it.The Warriors also are said to have interest in otherfree-agent power forwards, including Antawn Jamison and Carl Landry. It is alsopossible that the Warriors could re-sign Dominic McGuire, who played some powerforward for the team last season.