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On 09/22/2011 07:09 AM in NBA

Nuggets' Kenyon Martin to play in China

Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Forward Kenyon Martin, who has spent the last seven seasons in a Nuggets uniform, will sign a contract with the Xingiang Guanghui in the Chinese Basketball Association, according to the Denver Post.

"Yeah its true people on my way to play a season in China. Be back to the NBA when the season is over in China!," Martin said via Twitter.

The newspaper reports Martin's contract will be the largest in CBA history. He will be required to finish the CBA season, which concludes Feb. 16.

He's the third Denver player to sign with a Chinese team in the face of the NBA lockout, joining Wilson Chandler and J.R. Smith.

"Its been a great 7 years in Denver! Thanks to all the True Kenyon Martin fans!!! Love you all! Time to move on," Martin added on Twitter.

09/21 21:45:16 ET