The versatile, tough-minded Martin would provide solid depth behind Amare Stoudemire, Kurt Thomas and Carmelo Anthony in the forward spots. In 42 games for the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2011-12 season, Martin averaged 5.2 points per game and pulled down 4.3 rebounds while shooting around 44 percent from the floor.
When Martin played in China during the NBA lockout, the Knicks were one of the teams interested in his services upon his return. Ultimately, the top overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft chose to sign with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the Clippers.
The $1.2 million veteran's minimum, as Stein reported, is the major sticking point, as Martin will likely weigh that against potentially more-enticing offers from other interested organizations.