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NEW YORK – The Knicks did not sign Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract on Feb. 23 to be their starting power forward, nor did they sign the No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft to a second 10-day deal on March 5 to anchor the frontcourt.

Still, by the time the Knicks signed the 13-year veteran for the remainder of the season on March 15, it stands to reason that no one quite saw what was coming, not after Martin had sat idly by without a job until the phone rang with the Knicks offering him a gig as an insurance policy.

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