NEW YORK — The Celtics could have had him. Kenyon Martin was there for the taking, adrift on the open market. And yet it was the Knicks who scooped him up, a move that has proven crucial in their first-round series against the Celtics.
It was only one month ago when Martin told ESPNBoston’s Jackie MacMullan that he was “going to make them pay. I’m going to make all the teams that passed on me pay.”