Chauncey Billups Wants Kenyon Martin on the Clippers

by January 29, 2012
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Once the Chinese Basketball Association season’s ends, free agent Kenyon Martin will be free to sign with whichever NBA team he chooses. According to the LA Times, Chauncey Billups is hoping it’s the Clippers: “Kenyon Martin to the Clippers? Chauncey Billups would like to see that happen. In fact, the Clippers’ veteran guard said Saturday that he has reached out to the free-agent forward, a former teammate of his in Denver, about signing with the Clippers. What are Martin’s thoughts about doing so? ‘I’ll let him tell y’all that,’ Billups said with a smile. Asked about reports that the Clippers are one of a handful of teams that have contacted Martin, Coach Vinny Del Negro declined to go into specifics. ‘Kenyon is an experienced guy that knows how to play, can play some [power forward], play some [center],’ Del Negro said. ‘He brings a lot of athleticism …’ Del Negro neither confirmed nor denied that he has reached out to Martin.”