In his prime, Kenyon Martin posterized more than his fair share NBA big men. But Martin's now 37, and despite still looking fit and trim, he's mostly looked his age in his first three weeks as a Milwaukee Buck.
Thankfully, the K-Mart who showed up on Saturday night against the Portland Trail Blazers didn't look much like the guy we've seen over the past month, and it couldn't have come at a better time. With Zaza Pachulia and Ersan Ilyasova both out for a second straight game, Martin came off the bench to provide 17 valuable minutes on Saturday, grabbing four boards and blocking a pair of shots while notching a team-best +13 rating. And though he only took one shot, he made sure it was a memorable one:
KENYON MARTIN HOT TUB TIME MACHINE https://t.co/zom6SW6HuU— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) February 1, 2015
Yes, that was a double-pump, avoid the defender facial dunk. At 37. Sorry Chris Kaman. Martin also made his presence felt on the defensive end, swatting two shots including this early spike:
Dear Kenyon: Someone could get hurt if you block shots like this. https://t.co/Datb0bacGB— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) February 1, 2015