Chris Kaman RUMORS & NEWS

  • The Chris Kaman Adventure: Trail Blazers veteran hopes his next exploit is in Portland

    CSN Northwest "He doesn’t know if it was the 414 horsepower in his Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera, or the one-lane straightaway, but the two of them together told Chris Kaman to floor it. So he decided to see what six cylinders and a twin turbo engine could do. His hands sweating, and his back pushed further and..." January 06

  • Blazers GM on Kaman: 'Chris is clearly on a different path'

    The Score "Air Sasquatch may soon be flying through another densely forested area. While the Portland Trail Blazers made the somewhat curious decision to guarantee all of the $5 million owed to veteran center Chris Kaman for the 2015-16 season, that doesn't mean he's long for Rip City. General manager..." July 18

  • Trail Blazers 'likely' to exercise $5 million option on center Chris Kaman

    Oregonian "The Trail Blazers on Tuesday will "likely" exercise their option on center Chris Kaman, according to a source familiar with the situation. The Blazers will wait until the 2 p.m. deadline to make the final decision in order to maintain flexibility for a possible trade. By exercising the..." June 30

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    Portland C Chris Kaman (right ankle sprain) and F/C Joel Freeland (right shoulder strain) are OUT for Wednesday's game vs. Lakers. #RipCity

  • Portland’s Chris Kaman blames himself for joining the Lakers last season

    L.A. Daily News "The question amused Chris Kaman, prompting him to laugh loudly. How would he compare his current stint with the Portland Trail Blazers to his lone season last year with the Lakers? “I wouldn’t,” Kaman said in an interview with Los Angeles News Group. “They’re completely opposite.” Kaman..." January 06

  • Blazers center Chris Kaman says his ego is gone, giving hope his stop in Portland will work

    Oregonian "In his last three NBA seasons, Chris Kaman has been – in his words – bitter, frustrated and misunderstood. And while injuries have played a part in limiting his action, a larger part of his decline has been because he has either clashed or fallen out of favor with three different coaches. So..." October 02

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    No Nash or Kaman tonight, per D'Antoni.

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    As expected, no Gasol, Nash or Kaman tonight vs. Memphis. Henry, Bazemore & Bryant have already been ruled out for the season, of course.

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Kaman (R calf strain) is out. Hill and Kelly will join Bazemore, Meeks and Marshall in the starting lineup.

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Kaman stayed behind in LA for personal reasons. He is flying to MIL today. The Lakers will likely start Kelly and Hill in the frontcourt

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Chris Kaman did not make the trip because of a personal issue. Jordan Hill & Ryan Kelly will start with Johnson, Meeks & Marshall.

  • Chris Kaman says he hasn’t talked to Mike D’Antoni in three weeks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant doesn’t seem to get along with Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni, though that’s a message sent through anonymous sources. Want a Lakers veteran willing to go on the record about his issues with D’Antoni? Look no further than Chris Kaman. Safe to say, Kaman’s excitement was..." March 26

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  • Kaman on potential trade: 'I don't care'

    ESPN "After receiving consistent playing time in all three games of the Los Angeles Lakers' 2-1 trip, Chris Kaman admitted that it was the first time he had fun playing basketball in a long time. But he also admitted that if he doesn't make it past the upcoming Feb. 20 trade deadline and finish out..." February 08

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Chris Kaman (ankle) and Pau Gasol (upper respiratory infection) will play. Wesley Johnson (gastroenteritis) is questionable to play.

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    D'Antoni suggested that Kaman (ankle) was closer to returning than Gasol (upper-respiratoy infection): "The swelling's not too bad."

  • Chris Kaman expresses frustration with role

    ESPN Los Angeles "Chris Kaman has stopped trying to figure out how he fell so far out of the Los Angeles Lakers' rotation. The veteran center says he joined the team as a free agent this summer because he saw opportunity to play significant minutes and re-establish his value after a couple of up-and-down seasons..." December 16

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Lakers starting Chris Kaman tonight vs Rockets. "If it looks good well stay, if it doesn't look good we will do something else," - D'Antoni

  • Kaman seeks patience in new role

    ESPN "Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni is still trying to settle on a starting lineup and a consistent rotation four games into the season, and Chris Kaman hopes he settles on one soon that has him playing more minutes alongside Pau Gasol. "It's not easy, but I want to be patient with coach..." November 04

  • Chris Kaman believes Clippers will never duplicate Lakers’ success

    L.A. Daily News "Mix in Chris Kaman’s experience playing for both teams and his witty and on-point observations, and you have someone well versed in making sense of this Lakers-Clippers rivalry. Everything appears on the up for the Clippers, who beat the Lakers in all four games last season by an average of..." October 29

  • Chris Kaman hurts finger while tobogganing at Great Wall of China

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers have experienced Kobe Bryant's torn Achilles' tendon Pau Gasol's knee problems and Steve Nash's broken leg over the last year. Now there's the tobogganing injury sustained by Chris Kaman at the Great Wall of China. One of his fingers was squashed while he was sledding down a..." October 13

  • Lakers' Kaman, Sacre buying a whole cow's worth of beef

    Fox Sports West "After going six years without eating beef new Laker Chris Kaman is ready to get back into the game. And what better way than to buy a cow? According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles Kaman plans to purchase an entire cow's worth of beef along with center Robert Sacre and strength and..." October 09

  • Ex-Clippers center Chris Kaman excited to be a Laker

    L.A. Daily News "The Lakers' consolation prize after losing in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes set foot Tuesday into the team's practice facility, oozing enthusiasm on everything about purple and gold. Veteran center Chris Kaman gushed that Mike D'Antoni's offense centers on pick-and-rolls at a fluid tempo. Kaman..." July 17

  • Chris Kaman to sign with Lakers

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with free agent center Chris Kaman on a one-year deal, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Kaman's deal is valued at the Lakers' mini mid-level exception amount of just under $3.2 million, sources told's Ramona..." July 08

  • Sources: Chris Kaman, Lakers interested in deal

    Yahoo! Sports "As Dwight Howard leaves Los Angeles, the Lakers and free-agent center Chris Kaman have a growing mutual interest, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Several other teams have expressed interest in Kaman, including Golden State, Atlanta, Sacramento and New York, sources said. Discussions are..." July 07

  • Kaman not being available to media following exit interview could be sign meeting didn’t go well

    Dallas Morning News "Chris Kaman is another of nine Mavericks in the final year of their contracts, or entering an option year. Kaman declined to make himself available to the media after Thursday’s exit meetings, which could be an indication that his meeting didn’t go well. Kaman is scheduled to become a free..." April 19

  • Blazers Could Be A Fit For Chris Kaman In Free Agency?

    Blazer's Edge "Joe Kaiser of's Rumor Central includes the Portland Trail Blazers as one of five potential fits for Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Portland -- J.J. Hickson is an unrestricted free agent, and Meyers Leonard may still be..." March 07

  • Where does Chris Kaman fit in with the Mavericks?

    Mavs Moneyball "Before the season, Chris Kaman's deal with the Mavericks seemed like a win-win. After failing to sign Deron Williams or any other big names in 2012, reloading the front court with a 1-year, $8 million contract on Kaman seemed like a fairly sound decision, no matter how far Kaman's game had fallen..." February 26

  • Chris Kaman returns to uncertain playing time

    Dallas Morning News "Chris Kaman, who missed 10 games with a concussion, made it back on the court in the first half against the Lakers, as the Mavericks used a committee of centers against Dwight Howard. Moving forward, however, the big man isn’t quite sure what to expect. Kaman followed starter Bernard James,..." February 25

  • Chris Kaman ready to get back to action against Los Angeles Lakers

    Newark Star-Ledger "Chris Kaman’s head is telling him he’s ready to play basketball again. But with Dwight Howard looming for the Mavericks’ only ABC television appearance of the season Sunday, maybe Kaman should try that NBA concussion test one more time. “There are a lot easier matchups than Dwight Howard,”..." February 24

  • Chris Kaman passes cognitive testing

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman passed the NBA-mandated cognitive testing for players who suffer concussions, according to two sources, but persistent headaches have prevented him from being cleared to practice or play. Kaman recently referred to the cognitive testing, part of the NBA's..." February 13

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