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The New York Knicks have signed Kenyon Martin signed to a 10-day contract.
The 12-year veteran averaged 5.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and one block in 22.4 minutes over 42 games with the Los Angeles Clippers last season.
Knicks General Manager Glen Grunwald described Martin as a great competitor and a versatile defender who could defend three positions.
Martin, 35, will take the spot vacated after Ronnie Brewer was sent to Oklahoma City for a second-round pick.
Grunwald said he's hopeful that Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby can return this season from foot injuries but called Martin an "insurance".
Both players returned to practice Tuesday, but there is no specific timetable for either player's return.
The Knicks, second in the Eastern Conference at 32-19, have struggled to defend both the perimeter and thepaint for much of the season. They hope to extend their agreement with Martin through the end of the season.
Knicks Sign Kenyon Martin to 10-day Contract