Wilson Chandler #21 Randy Foye #4, Ty Lawson #3 and Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets pose for photos wearing the uniforms from the 1993-1994 season on March 4, 2014 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
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Free agent Kenyon Martin will join Denver Nuggets teammates Wilson Chandler and J.R. Smith and head to China where he will become the highest paid player in Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) history. Martin will sign a contract worth about $2.65 million to play with Xingiang Guanghui where he will join fellow American and former Rutgers star Quincy Douby. According to Martin’s agent Andy Miller “It’s a great opportunity for him to stay in shape and stay fresh, and it also gives him an opportunity to expand his name globally.” Since Martin is a free agent there is no opt-out clause in his contract because the CBA will not allow players to temporarily play in their league. The CBA season ends on Feb. 16, but Martin’s team is talented and could make a playoff run towards the end of March. The Denver Nuggets have now officially lost 4 players as Danilo Galinari signed a contract to play in his native Italy a few days ago. Galinari’s situation is a little bit different as there will be an opt-out clause in his contract that will allow him to return to the Nuggets when the lockout ends. The Nuggets will still have a talented team, but not having Smith, Chandler and Martin has to hurt.