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Nuggets Acquire Kenyon Martin

All-Star was No. 1 pick in 2000 NBA Draft

Kenyon Martin is a defensive stalwart.
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DENVER, July 15 -- The Denver Nuggets have acquired All-Star forward Kenyon Martin in a sign-and-trade deal with the New Jersey Nets, team General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe announced today.

In exchange for Martin, the Nuggets sent three future first-round draft choices to the Nets. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

"We are overjoyed to be adding a player of Kenyon’s ability," said Vandeweghe. "He is truly one of the elite power forwards in this league and will be an asset to our team and the Denver community. This deal could not have been made without the support and commitment from our tremendous owner, Mr. Stan Kroenke."

Martin, 6-9, 234, averaged 16.7 ppg, a career-high 9.5 rpg, a career-high 1.46 spg and 1.26 bpg in 65 games for the Nets last season. In 11 postseason games, he upped his averages to 19.1 ppg and 11.0 rpg. He also earned his first All-Star Game selection.

The former first overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft has spent all four of his NBA seasons with New Jersey, averaging 15.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.36 bpg and 1.28 spg in 283 contests. In 51 playoff games, he has averaged 18.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.37 bpg and 1.29 spg.