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As A Professional: Two-time NBA Finalist and 2004 NBA All-Star is in his second season with the Knicks, his 14th NBA campaign overall...First overall pick (in 2000) and long one of the game’s most rugged players owns career averages of 12.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.16 blocks with .482 shooting over 31.4 minutes in 714 games (652 starts)...2004 NBA All-Star, 2000-01 All-Rookie First Team...Has battled back to return to the NBA following microfracture surgery on each knee... Owns four career 30-plus scoring games and three career 20-plus rebound games...Has one career triple-double, for Nets on Mar. 5, 2001 vs. Bucks (18 pts, 15 rebs, 11 ast)...Is 66-281 (.235) career from Downtown...Has averaged 12.9 points in 112 career Playoff games (88 starts), and has appeared in the post-season in 11 of his 13 NBA campaigns...Helped lead Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals in 2002 (vs. Lakers) and 2003 (vs. Spurs), and Nuggets to 2009 West Finals.

Career Transactions: Drafted by New Jersey in first round (first overall pick) of 2000 NBA Draft. Traded to Denver for three future first round draft choices, Jul. 15, 2004. Became free agent, Jul. 1, 2011; signed by L.A. Clippers, Feb. 3, 2012. Became free agent, Jul. 1, 2012. Signed by New York to 10-day contract, Feb. 23, 2013. Signed to second consecutive 10-day contract, Mar. 5, 2013; signed for remainder of season, Mar. 15, 2013. Became free agent, Jul. 1, 2013; re-signed by New York, Jul. 25, 2013.

2012-13 (Knicks): Returned to NBA when he signed with Knicks mid-way through the campaign, giving NYK quality frontline minutes in wake of injuries to Chandler and Stoudemire...Appeared in 18 games (11 starts) and averaged 7.2 points and 5.3 rebounds with .602 shooting (56-93) over 23.9 minutes...Season Highs: Points: 19 (Mar. 22 at Toronto); Assists: 3 (Mar. 17 at Clippers); Rebounds: 11 (Mar. 22 at Toronto)...Led Knicks in rebounds five times...Had five double-figure scoring games and one double-double (season-highs 19 pts, 11 reb on Mar. 22 at Toronto)...Played in 700th career NBA game on Mar. 11 at Golden State; notched 5,000th career rebound on Apr. 3 at Atlanta...DNP (CD) five times...Hampered by sore left knee and sprained left ankle in season’s final weeks, missing seven of regular season’s last eight games due to injury...Games played

total (18) was second-lowest of career (limited to two games due to knee surgery with Nuggets in 2006-07)...Signed to 10-day contract by Knicks on Feb. 23; signed to second consecutive 10-day pact on Mar. 5; signed for remainder of season on Mar. 15...Became free agent, Jul. 1, 2013; re-signed with Knicks, Jul. 25, 2013...Start Stuff: Made 11 starts (Knicks 9-2) and averaged 8.8 points (97), 5.8 rebounds (64) and 43-68 FGA (.632) over 27.3 minutes (300) as a starter...Made 10 straight starts, Mar. 14-31, including first eight games of 13-game win streak...Key Games: Team-high nine rebounds with nine points in 21 starting minutes in win at Utah which ignited 13-game winning streak, Mar. 18...Key figure in win at Toronto with season-highs 19 points (9-10 FGA) and game-high 11 rebounds in season-high 36 starting minutes, Mar. 22...Then helped Knicks complete sweep of home-and-home set with 18 points (7-11 FGA) and seven rebounds in win over Raptors, Mar. 23...Logged season- high-tying 36 minutes with six points and six rebounds in win over Bobcats, Mar. 29.

In The Playoffs: Made his 11th career post-season appearance with 5.8 ppg and 4.5 rpg with 29-50 FGA (.580) over 21.1 mpg in the Knicks’ 12 games (one start)...Had three double-figure scoring games and one double-figure rebound game... Led Knicks in rebounds twice (both vs. Boston)...Had team-high 17 blocks (1.42 bpg)...Played vital off-the-bench role in first round win over Boston with 4.5 ppg and 5.3 rpg with 11-21 FGA (.524) over 20.0 mpg...Led Knicks in rebounds in both of the first two games (nine rebounds in Game One, series-high 11 in Game Two)...Averaged 7.0 points and shot 18-29 FGA (.621) over 22.2 minutes in six games (one start) vs. Pacers...Playoff high 12 points in Game One...Started Game Four (lone Playoff start of ’13) and logged Playoff high 29 minutes, going scoreless (0-3 FGA) with five rebounds and three assists.

Jersey Bounce: Main cog in Nets’ back-to-back trips to The NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003, prior to NBA All-Star season in 2003-04...Averaged 16.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in 2002 Playoffs; 18.9 ppg and 9.4 rpg (ninth on NBA Playoff leader board) in 2003...Recorded 22.0 ppg and 6.5 rpg in 2002 Finals vs. Lakers, including 35 points (15-28 FGA) in Game Four finale at The Meadowlands (Jun. 12, 2002)...Had 14.7 ppg and 10.0 rpg in 2003 Finals vs. Spurs, with three 20-plus scoring games.

Career Highlights: 2000-01 (Nets): NBA All-Rookie First Team...Led NBA rookies in blocks (1.66) and steals (1.18), second in scoring (12.0) and rebounding (7.4)...Two-time NBA Rookie of the Month....Notched lone career triple-double on Mar. 5, 2001 vs. Bucks (18 pts, 15 rebs, 11 ast)...Season came to abrupt end when he suffered fractured right fibula vs. Boston, Mar. 22, 2001...2001-02 (Nets): Helped lead Nets to East crown with team-high 14.9 ppg and 5.3 rpg...Had 13 20- plus scoring games...2002-03 (Nets): Scored a career-high 16.7 ppg with 8.3 rpg (16th in NBA) as Nets won second straight East title...Scored a career-high 35 points vs. Sonics, Feb. 3, 2003...Missed three games with sprained right knee...2003-04 (Nets): NBA All-Star...Averaged 16.7 points for second straight year with career-high 9.5 rpg...Named to 2004 NBA All-Star Game at Los Angeles (17 pts, 7 reb for East)...Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February...Limited to 65 regular season games (missed nine games with left knee tendinitis, six games with sprained left ankle)...2004-05 (Nuggets): Named tri-captain in first season with Nuggets...Averaged 15.5 points with 17 20-plus scoring games...Missed 12 games due to injury...Underwent microfracture surgery, left knee, in May 2005......2005-06 (Nuggets): Averaged 12.9 points with nine 20-plus scoring games...Missed 25 games due to injury, 16 due to left knee tendinitis...2006-07 (Nuggets): Limited to just two games...Underwent successful microfracture surgery, right knee, on Nov. 15, 2006, missing the remainder of the regular season and the Playoffs...2007-08 (Nuggets): After playing in just two games the year before, averaged 12.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and career-high .538 FG pct. (11th in NBA) in 71 games, his high as a Nugget...2008-09 (Nuggets): Averaged 11.7 points with five 20-plus scoring games...2009-10 (Nuggets): Limited to 58 games (11.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg)... Missed 20 games due to left knee patella tendinitis...2010-11 (Nuggets): Averaged 8.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in 48 games (all starts)...Missed season’s first 26 games (surgery, left knee patella tendon)...2011-12 (Clippers): Signed as a free agent with the Clippers on Feb. 3, 2012...Notched 5.2 ppg and 4.3 rpg over 22.4 mpg in 42 games off the bench (first and only season in his NBA career in which he didn’t make at least one start)...Missed two games in March due to sore ribs.

As A Collegian: Four-year member of Cincinnati Bearcats with career averages of 11.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in 116 games...Named Conference USA Athlete of the Decade in 2005...Earned Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year honors each of his last three years at Cincinnati...Named consensus National Player of the Year as a senior in 1999- 2000 (18.9 ppg, 9.7 rpg), earning The Associated Press, Wooden, Naismith, Robertson, NABC and U.S. Basketball Writers Association awards as well as consensus First Team All-America...Suffered a fractured fibula as a senior on Mar. 9, 2000 at Conference USA Tournament quarterfinals, forcing him to miss NCAA Tournament...AP Honorable Mention All-America as a junior in 1998-99...As a sophomore in 1997-98, recorded Cincinnati’s first triple-double in 31 years with 24 points, 23 rebounds and 10 blocks vs. DePaul...His uniform No. 4 was retired by Cincinnati on Apr. 25, 2000.

Community Corner: Started the Kenyon Martin Foundation in 2008, which focuses on helping at-risk youth and teen moms and providing life-changing opportunities to underserved youth with an emphasis on the Denver, Dallas, and Cincinnati communities...Board member and active participant in the American Institute of Stuttering...Donated $1,000 to Asian Tsunami relief efforts for every point he scored against San Antonio (26) on Jan. 8, 2005 and every rebound vs. Houston (10) on Jan. 9, 2005...Took part in the Nuggets Read to Achieve Kickoff with Anchor Center for the Blind at the Denver Zoo in 2004...Provided Thanksgiving meals to the Denver community...Took part in the Nuggets “Art of Sport” program, which encourages participation in visual arts in elementary schools...Participated in the “Eat Right” campaign, which promotes healthy eating habits for middle school students...Attended NBA Players Relief Game in Houston in September 2005, benefiting victims of Hurricane Katrina...Helped relief efforts by donating funds to the Greg Buckner Foundation’s relief drive in Denver...Spoke at an assembly at Montbello HS in September 2006 as part of the school’s “Pass on Violence” campaign... While with Nuggets, purchased tickets to every home game for less fortunate families...Spokesman for the March of Dimes.

Personal: Kenyon Lee Martin...Son of Lydia Moore and Paul Roby...Has one sister, Tamara...Has three children: sons Kenyon Jr. and Kamron and daughter Cierra Reign...Enjoys watching movies and playing video games in his spare time...Criminal justice major at Cincinnati...Two-time member of USA Basketball’s men’s team, winning gold in both the 2001 Goodwill Games in Australia and in the 2003 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico. 

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: December 30, 1977
From: University of Cincinnati
Draft: 1st Round (1st pick) 2000 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2000
Years Pro: 14
Previous Teams:
  New York Knicks 2012 - 2013
  Los Angeles Clippers 2011 - 2012
  Denver Nuggets 2005 - 2011
  New Jersey Nets 2004 - 2004
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Cincinnati/USA

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