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Encyclopedia > Kenyon Martin
Kenyon Martin
Position Power forward
Nickname K-Mart
Height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Team Denver Nuggets
Nationality USA
Born December 30, 1977 (1977-12-30) (age 29)
Flag of Michigan Saginaw, Michigan
College Cincinnati
Draft 1st overall, 2000
New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2000–present
Former teams New Jersey Nets (2000–2004)
Awards 2000 Oscar Robertson Trophy,
2000 John R. Wooden Award
2000 Naismith College Player of the Year
2000-01 NBA All-Rookie First Team
2003-04 All-Star

Kenyon Lee Martin (born December 30, 1977 in Saginaw, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player. Nicknamed 'K-Mart', he currently plays at power forward for the National Basketball Association's Denver Nuggets. After participating in two games, Martin missed the entire 2006-07 NBA season because of a damaged right knee which required microfracture surgery, his second such surgery in 1½ years. He is expected to come back in the 2007-2008 season. [1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Michigan. ... Saginaw redirects here. ... The University of Cincinnati is a state university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... // The 2000 NBA Draft was held on June 28th 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... The Oscar Robertson Trophy is given out annually to outstanding mens college basketball players by the United States Basketball Writers Association. ... The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to college basketballs top male and female player. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Saginaw redirects here. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments. ...

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College

Martin was an outstanding player in college, playing for the Cincinnati Bearcats under the direction of Bob Huggins. As a senior, he averaged 18.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game and was the consensus National Player of the Year, earning numerous awards from various organizations, but suffered a broken leg in the Conference USA Tournament, keeping him out of the NCAA Tournament that year. Cincinnati retired his #4 jersey on April 25, 2000. Later that year, he was selected first overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Martin is currently the last American-born college senior to have been the top overall pick; the seven top picks since him consist of three high school players (Kwame Brown, LeBron James, Dwight Howard), one international player with two years of U.S. college experience (Andrew Bogut), two international players with no American college experience (Yao Ming, Andrea Bargnani) and one college freshman (Greg Oden). The University of Cincinnati is a state university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Bob Huggins (born September 21, 1953 in Morgantown, West Virginia[1]) is the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers mens basketball team. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... // Final four redirects here. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // The 2000 NBA Draft was held on June 28th 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... Kwame James Brown (born March 10, 1982 in Charleston, South Carolina) is an American NBA player who plays power forward and center for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. ... Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Andrew Michael Bogut (born November 28, 1984) is an Australian professional basketball player. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yao Yao Ming (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born September 12, 1980, in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese professional basketball player and is arguably the best center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) today. ... Andrea Bargnani, nicknamed Il Mago (translated to The Magician), (born October 26, 1985 in Rome, Italy) is an Italian professional basketball player with the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. ...


New Jersey

As a rookie, Martin moved from center to power forward and averaged 12 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. In his second season, Martin averaged 14.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.7 blocks per game in helping the Nets rise from last place in the Atlantic Division to an Eastern Conference title and the best season to date in the Nets' NBA history. Along with Nets stars Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson, Martin led the Nets to the 2002 NBA Finals, where they were swept by the Los Angeles Lakers. In his third season Martin again helped his team into the NBA Finals, where the Nets lost in six games against the San Antonio Spurs. The next year, Martin averaged 16.7 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks en route to his first NBA All-Star selection, as a backup forward for the Eastern Conference All-Stars. In the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, Martin scored 17 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 3 assists. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California) is an American All-Star professional basketball player in the NBA. After earlier tours with the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, he is currently the New Jersey Nets starting point guard and captain. ... Richard Alle Jefferson (June 21, 1980, Los Angeles, California) is a 6 ft 7 in (2. ... The 2002 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2001-02 NBA season. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Denver Nuggets

At the end of the 2003-04 season, Martin was traded to the Nuggets for three future 1st round draft picks in a sign-and-trade deal. His time in Denver has been disappointing which in large part is due to his offseason microfracture knee surgery on his left knee. Many around the league wonder if he will ever be the same player he used to be and many critics say he is just another product of Jason Kidd. Trade rumors have plagued Martin in his first season as he is rumored to be feuding with his coach George Karl. The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973, in San Francisco, California) is an American All-Star professional basketball player in the NBA. After earlier tours with the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, he is currently the New Jersey Nets starting point guard and captain. ... George Matthew Karl (born May 12, 1951 in Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA) player and current head coach of the Denver Nuggets. ...


As of April 27, 2006, Kenyon Martin was suspended from the Denver Nuggets indefinitely for "conduct detrimental to the team". During half-time of game two in the Los Angeles Clippers / Denver Nuggets playoff series, Martin got into an argument with coach George Karl over his playing time, and proceeded to refuse to play for the second half of the game. During the offseason Karl and Martin have admitted they have "patched things up".


Currently Martin is recovering from microfracture surgery on his right knee and will miss the entire 2006-2007 season. His future status in the NBA is uncertain, because the only players in NBA history who had returned from reconstructive surgeries in both knees were Danny Manning and Amare Stoudemire. Kenyon Martin plans to play during the 2007-2008 season. Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments. ... Daniel Ricardo Manning (born May 17, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Amare Carsares Stoudemire (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida) is an American All-Star professional basketball player for the NBAs Phoenix Suns and the USA National Team. ...


Family

Martin is married to Heather Martin and has three children, sons Kenyon, Jr. and Kameron, and daughter Cierra Reign. In his free time he enjoys watching movies and playing video games. Martin's half brother, Richard Roby, is a sophomore guard for the University of Colorado. His cousin is Robert Martin aka 50 of And1. Richard Roby (Born September 28, 1985 in San Bernardino, California) is a basketball player currently attending school at UCB. Roby, a shooting guard, stands six feet and six inches tall and averaged 17 points and 5. ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[2]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ... A pair of And 1 basketball shoes. ...


Trivia

Timothy (Tim) Mark Thomas (born on February 26, 1977, in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Fugazi may refer to: Fugazi (band), a rock band from Washington, D.C. Fugazi (album), a 1984 studio album of the progressive rock band Marillion, featuring a song also named Fugazi Fugazi (bar), a popular martini bar and lounge in Buffalo, NY Club Fugazi, a San Francisco venue home to... The 2004 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2003-2004 season. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... Iraqi Biryani (as served in Amman, Jordan) The name biryani or biriani (Urdu بریانی ;Hindi बिरयानी) is derived[1] from the Persian word beryā(n) (بریان) which means fried or roasted. Biryani is a family of Middle Eastern, Southern Asian dishes made from a mixture of spices, rice (usually basmati), meat/vegetables and... Saginaw redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Bryan Adams High School is a public secondary school located in east Dallas, Texas (USA). ... East Dallas comprises many communities and neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas, (USA). ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... The 2002 NBA Playoffs were the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2001-02 season. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.sportsline.com/nba/players/playerpage/196333

External links

  • Kenyon Martin NBA Profile
  • 2000 Oscar Robertson Trophy College Basketball Player of the Year
Preceded by
Elton Brand
Naismith College Player of the Year (men)
2000
Succeeded by
Shane Battier
Preceded by
Elton Brand
John R. Wooden Award (men)
2000
Succeeded by
Shane Battier
Preceded by
Elton Brand
NBA first overall draft pick
2000 NBA Draft
Succeeded by
Kwame Brown

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