Kenyon Martin still hasn't been signed. His value as a player is indisputable, even as one who has undergone knee surgeries and is now 34 years old.
Martin can't come in and start for a contending team, and shouldn't really start on any team at this point in his career, but the toughness and leadership he could bring off the bench could make the difference for a team that is in need of some beef up front.
In pinpointing possible landing places for Martin, it's not always a strict matter to place him on a contending team as a ring-chaser. Martin has laid no such requirements about playing for a contending team.
"If someone calls me tomorrow, I don't care who it is, whether it's losing or winning at this point," Martin said to Yahoo! Sports.
He questions whether his reputation has hindered his chances of landing on an NBA roster. Pegged as a head case and a guy who causes disruption, Martin feels he has matured as a player and wouldn't be a distraction in any sense of the word for whichever team signs him. The lack of employment has made him question himself, too, saying that he asked himself "Am I that bad of a guy?"
No, not that bad of a guy, and not that bad of a player. Here are five teams that could desperately use Martin in their frontcourt and are making a serious error by refusing his readily available (and cheap) help.