Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  17 responses

Chris Kaman: ‘You Don’t Lose a Player Like Blake Griffin’

Kaman became the second member of the Clippers organization this season to let it be publicly known that Griffin isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. From the LA Times: “I told Blake, ‘You might as well buy a house, buddy. You’re going to be here six more years,’ Kaman said Sunday before the Clippers-Toronto Raptors game. ;Any time you’re a restricted free agent, the team has a second option, you don’t lose a player like Blake Griffin. You just don’t.’ Inevitably, Griffin is often asked by a reporter on the road, say, for example, would he like to eventually play for Houston? (That did not happen in Toronto, for the record.) ‘He really doesn’t have much of a choice whether he wants to be here or not,’ Kaman said. ‘You can’t have someone write a story in the paper saying they [the Clippers] lost Blake Griffin … that’s so far down the road, who knows what will happen?’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Stepfan

    When is Kaman coming back?

  • Fat Lever

    Chris just Kaman your eye, Donald Sterling. Your move now, old(semi-racist) man.

  • runNgun

    I’ll tell you all what… Blake Griffin to the New York Knicks. There, said it first before bandwagon-delusion Knicks fans can have a say.

  • irondan21

    Cleveland thought LBJ wasn’t going anywhere either.

  • T-Money

    And he didn’t for 7 years.

  • sefos

    Can we get Sterling’s private jet to crash into James Dolan’s yacht or something?
    plus, Fat Lever is a genius. gross, but awesome.

  • Jer dawg

    Griffin will stay if they are competitive, but Thr problem is he isn’t getting any sneaker love. Harold Miner got a little pub and he came off the bench! Griffin is tearing up The competition and he can’t get sneaker love from Nike. It’s The Clippers, dude. The reak of stinkiness. Clippers are a cancer even The richest sneaker company doesn’t even want to touch. Zach Randolph? He got a PE SHOE @HOH. Really?!?

  • Drew

    I’d gladly take Griffin in LA for the next 7 years right now and worry about after that when it comes.

  • Red Star

    Hopefully the Clippers make the right moves to keep him happy so he stays! It’s a long way off but considering their track record for keeping talent I would start thinking about it now too!

  • Riggs

    The team they have now minus baron (who is playing well now but down the line wont) and chris kaman are playing great together. I can watch a Gordon – Griffin – Jordan game just add a good SF and PG to that team. Oh and add a better coach!

  • Atsushi

    Griffin-Gordon-Jordan is a solid core to build around. Even in the west this team could be in the playoffs if Kaman would be healthy and BDiddy motivated from the start.

    Like Riggs said, this team only need some pieces to be really good in the future.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    If Sterling sells the Clips, Gordon and Jordan are re-signed and they replace Vinny Del Negro with an NBA head coach, then Griffin should stay.
    If not, he should leave like a bat out of hell.

  • hoodsnake

    The Clips- Where max contracts does not happen and Kaman will be traded in the off-season

  • underdog

    I wouldn’t underestimate the Clippers. If there’s a way to loose Griffin to another franchise, they are going to find it!

  • http://www.youtube.com/tripledouble Triple Double

    But yeah, does anyone know what is up with Kaman?? Is he not healthy still or are they not wanting him back? He’s available in my fantasy league and may be worth a pick up if he’s coming back… Hmmmm.

  • MikeC.

    ^ I’ve read that Kaman is close to coming back, but doesn’t want to rush it and get hurt again. If he’s available, and can stay healthy, he’d be a good fit on the Knicks. His health is a continual question mark though, especially for a young guy.

  • http://SLAM jwop