According to the source, Anthony wants Martin in New York, though he is not permitted to sign a contract until March, when his Chinese team is through with the playoffs. The rugged forward was bought out earlier this week and was expected home for the holidays.
The source said Martin considers the Knicks his top choice, partly because of his friendship with Anthony. They became tight during their nearly seven seasons together in Denver. Martin could fill the role of another gritty big man off the bench with athleticism.
Andrew Smith talked about this right after the trade went down and again over the summer before Martin went to China. Hard not to love Martin’s toughness. The guy is a pro and playoff tested. Sign me up.
If the Knicks match up against the heat, sick Martin on Bosh like Riley stuck Xavier McDaniel and Anthony Mason on Scottie Pippen and let’s go…