According to Ian Begley | Special to ESPN:
Kenyon Martin spent the past four months waiting for the phone to ring, hoping he’d get a chance to play basketball again.
There were days when he worried the call never would come.
“It was a daily struggle … I went through every emotion early in the season. Mad, sad, upset, frustrated, you name it, I went through it. It just got to a point where I couldn’t let that consume my daily thoughts,” Martin said. “I wanted to play.”
Martin now has the chance to play again. On Saturday, the New York Knicks agreed to terms with the 35-year-old veteran on a 10-day contract.
Martin spent Saturday afternoon working out at the Knicks’ practice facility, running on the side with a trainer and going through some of the Knicks’ offensive and defensive sets with teammates.
“It feels great just to throw a uniform on again,” Martin said.
On Saturday, Martin said the idea that he’s a divisive force is a “misconception.”
“I’m here to change all that,” Martin said. “I’m here to change people’s perception about me and if it’s a 10-day (contract) or if it’s for the rest of the season, whatever it is, I’m here to do that.”
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