Report: Martin to sign with Clippers

It seems the San Antonio Spurs will have to look elsewhere for help in the paint.

San Antonio was reportedly one of a handful of destinations for free agent forward Kenyon Martin but according to the Los Angeles Times, K-Mart has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once he is allowed to come back to the NBA from the Chinese Basketball Association’s Xinjiang Tigers.

The Clippers and free-agent forward Kenyon Martin have agreed on a mini-midlevel deal that will be finalized as soon as Martin passes a physical, according to an NBA individual familiar with the negotiations.

With K-Mart off the shelf, could the Spurs step up their efforts into acquiring New Orleans Hornets’ Chris Kaman for help up front? San Antonio is one of the reported teams interested in acquiring Kaman who has been sitting out games until the Hornets find a suitable trade.

However, the Rockets and Pacers seem to the the leading teams for a possible Kaman deal.

Currently, the Spurs have Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, DeJuan Blair and Matt Bonner but as you can see, after TD and Splitter, San Antonio is undersized and can use some help. But considering how well Splitter and TD have been playing of late, perhaps San Antonio will be OK during this short season.

What do you have to say Spurs fans? Now that K-Mart is LA bound, should the Spurs vigorously go after Kaman or do you feel they are OK with TD and Splitter?

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