K Mart ran off to China for a payday when the lockout hit, and thought he would be stranded over there for a while longer. But now, Martin is a free agent ready to latch on with an NBA team…and the Heat’s Pat Riley is dangling a contract offer.
Riley has also offered a deal to Joel Pryzbilla…a seven foot lug who last played in Portland. I doubt Martin’s ego will allow him to settle for being fourth fiddle on a Heat team with three big stars. My guess is he signs with the LA Clippers.
What I am more intrigued by is the Heat admitting what other teams around the league undoubtedly know…the Heat is still lean up front.
Chris Bosh has plenty of skill, but he’s not a banger. Udonis Haslem bangs, but is undersized. Eddie Curry is still a work in progress. Did Dexter Pittman MAKE any progress ?
That leaves only Joel Anthony..a hard working guy other teams are not afraid to leave open to double team Heat stars. To become truly unbeatable, the Heat need a big man who can catch it and dunk it. Period !
K Mart is not what he was from his alley oop days with Jason Kidd, but I would take the chance. The Heat must pull out all the stops this season, because if they don’t win it all this year…..I don’t EVEN want to talk about it.
They SHOULD be K Mart shoppers..even if means overpaying a little bit for the merchandise.