Originally posted on ZagsBlog.com:

NEW YORK — Three weeks ago, Knicks GM Glen Grunwald viewed Kenyon Martin as “insurance” against the declining health of ancient big men Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby.

As it turns out, Martin — no spring chicken at 35 himself — may end up being the Knicks’ best insurance policy now that Amar’e Stoudemire is done for the regular season — at least — with right knee debridement.

“I’ve been blessed to be here so I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity,” Martin said after going 4-of-6 for 10 points, six rebounds and two steals Saturday night as the Knicks crushed the Utah Jazz, 113-84, in their first game since learning of Stoudemire’s injury.

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