Bucks waive Kenyon Martin to clear roster space for trade additions

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Kenyon Martin, who was brought to Milwaukee to provide some depth up front and be a veteran presence in a young locker room, has been let go to make way for more youth.

The Bucks added Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee via trades. They already had a full 15-man roster and only sent out Brandon Knight and Kendall Marshall in those trades. The Bucks needed to clear one more roster space.

Martin was the guy. He was waived Thursday

“We thank Kenyon for his contributions on the court and in the locker room,” said Bucks GM John Hammond said in a statement. “He’s a real professional and we wish him well.”

Martin — a former teammate of Bucks’ coach Jason Kidd — had played through two 10-day contracts then was signed for the rest of the season with the Bucks, who were looking for depth up front with Larry Sanders away from the team. But Martin didn’t play much. He got in 11 games for a total of 104 minutes, and while he could give the team a few minutes his prime is clearly far in the rear view mirror.

It’s unlikely another team gives him a shot.