Bucks sign veteran Martin to another 10-day contract

Forward Kenyon Martin has played just 15 minutes in Milwaukee's three games since signing a 10-day contract with the Bucks on Jan. 9.

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ST. FRANCIS, Wis. — Kenyon Martin’s time with the Milwaukee Bucks will continue for at least another 10 days.

The Bucks signed Martin to a second 10-day contract Monday, giving the team five more games to decide if they want to keep the veteran forward for the remainder of the season.

Martin has played just 15 minutes in Milwaukee’s three games since signing a 10-day contract with the Bucks on Jan. 9. He scored six points in eight minutes in his debut but was held scoreless against Chicago and New York.

"He understands what we’re trying to do," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. "He’s a veteran who is valuable on the bench for us. His voice helps the younger guys out.

"But the big thing is he still has a little left in the gas tank. In practice (Saturday and Sunday) he looked really good."

Because of Milwaukee’s trip to London, Martin’s first 10-day contract only covered three games. The Bucks have five games over the next 10 games, beginning Monday when they host the Toronto Raptors at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The Bucks will have to sign Martin for the remainder of the season if they want to keep the 37-year-old beyond Jan. 28.

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