OK, I know... I know... the reaction on here is probably going to be that I get lynched shortly after noon today for even proposing this.
Should we sign Kenyon Martin to a one year deal for our $2.5M Cap Exception and fill our 15th roster spot?
He says he won't sign for the Veteran's Minimum, which would be for $1.35M. He is as tough of a player as there is in the league. He brings an edge to the team and the locker room, which can sometimes be overbearing, granted. He can play against PFs or Cs and is a definite upgrade from Tyler. He fits the mold of the smashmouth style we want for our team and he's actually a very good teammate from what I've heard. He stands up for his teammates on the court for sure. He is a competitor and definitely plays to help his team win. He rebounds the hell out of the ball and plays very good defense. He is tenacious and can guard three positions. He guarded Kobe his last year in Denver, so four really. He can hit the mid range pretty effectively and finish around the rim. He might be a good older player to have with the younger leadership we have, as long as he doesn't try to overshadow Granger, West, and Hibbert. I don't know if he would be willing to be a rotation big, but I don't think that is a problem for him as long as we are competitive. He could play with any of our other bigs, especially West, Hibbert, and Ian.
It makes sense as long as he would be a positive contributor in the locker room. Plus, we would keep him away from teams like Boston, Miami, NY, Chicago, and Brooklyn who we will be competing against in the playoffs.