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Knicks keep Martin for rest of season

The New York Knicks have signed forward Kenyon Martin for the remainder of the season.

Martin is averaging 5.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in six games since signing with the Knicks. He'll be a focal point now that the team has been hampered by injuries to Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler.

Martin had his best game as a Knick on Thursday when he had 12 points in 30 minutes of a 105-90 loss at Portland.

Before signing with New York, the 35-year-old veteran had not landed a job this season after playing 42 games for the Los Angeles Clippers last season. He averaged career lows of 5.2 points and 4.3 rebounds during the shortened 2011-12 campaign.

Martin, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2000 NBA Draft and a 12-year veteran, was an All-Star with the Nets in 2003-04 and has averaged 12.9 points and 7.0 rebounds over 702 career games with New Jersey, Denver, the Clippers and Knicks.