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The true impact of Kenyon Martin

Since Kenyon Martin's arrival on the Clippers, Los Angeles has given up an average of 85.5 points per game. No team has scored 100 points on the Clippers in that span and only two teams have touched 90 points. Only one team has shot above 45% in that span and that was Cleveland which was the first game for Kenyon Martin as a member of the Clippers. There has been 532 total possessions in those six games. The Clippers have given up 513 total points in those 532 total possessions. That comes out to 96.43 points per 100 possessions. That'd place them in the top five in the NBA in Defensive Efficiency. And in that same time span, the Clippers are +65 in total rebounds. They're +30 in offensive rebounds. For those that don't know, the Clippers were getting killed on the glass for a while this season. Now they're turning it around.

I never thought one man could make such a difference but Kenyon Martin really has. He's also made Blake Griffin into a pretty good defender. Now, before I get into the stuff that will make me sad, such as not being able to retain Kenyon Martin after this season (most likely), let's all realize how important the man has truly been already for us. The athleticism, toughness, rebounding, and defense that he brings solidifies our front line as one of the toughest in the league. Plus, it's always nice to know that when he's in the game you're going to see a show one way or the other.


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