Thursday, August 24, 2000

Martin signs with Nets

The Associated Press

        EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Not five minutes into a news conference to announce the signing of the NBA's No.1 draft pick, Kenyon Martin made a pre-emptive strike.

        “No questions about the leg,” the New Jersey Nets new power forward said Wednesday after agreeing to a contract expected to be worth $11.3 million over three years.

        The 6-foot-9 Martin's readiness to play had been a question mark because of the broken right leg and ankle ligament damage that ended his senior season at Cincinnati in March.

        With a month before training camp, Martin said he plans to buy a home with new wife, Fatimah, and “get in basketball shape.”


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