Monday , May , 16 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Nuggets’ Martin undergoes surgery

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin underwent
successful arthroscopic surgery Monday on his left knee. Martin is expected to
begin rehabilitation in the next 10-14 days and should be ready for next
season.

The 27-year-old Martin played in 70 games this past season for the Nuggets,
including 67 starts, and averaged 15.5 points and 7.3 rebounds. He then
posted averages of 12.4 points and 5.6 boards in the opening-round playoff
series against San Antonio, which captured the best-of-seven set in five
games.

Martin was acquired by Denver from New Jersey on July 15, 2004 in exchange for
three future first-round draft picks. The top overall selection by the Nets in
the 2000 NBA Draft, Martin has averaged 15.2 points and 7.5 rebounds over 353
career games.

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