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Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 10:30 am  |  18 responses

Report: Five Teams Interested in Trade for Chris Kaman


Ever since the New Orleans Hornets let it be known that Chris Kaman was officially on the trade block, teams around the League have began to inquire about the big fella, and according to the Times-Picayune, the list stretches to five squads: “The Hornets are getting inquires from several teams interested in obtaining center Chris Kaman in a trade, according to league sources. Since General Manager Dell Demps said this past Friday they intend to trade Kaman, at least five teams have inquired, including Southwest Division rivals the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets. Kaman will not be with the team until he’s traded, Demps said in a statement. New Orleans Coach Monty Williams said before Sunday night’s game against the visiting Atlanta Hawks they are looking to improve their depth, and they wouldn’t object to acquiring another center in a trade as long as he would accept playing limited minutes behind starter Emeka Okafor. ‘We probably always wanted a guy with some length that can play that five spot, but it has to be a guy the can accept the role,’ Williams said. ‘It would be good if that guy could play with Emeka like Jason Smith, who can stretch the floor but also has a defensive concept to his game.’ Kaman was unwilling to accept playing a diminished role as a backup. He said last week that it was hard for him to play 15 to 25 minutes when he’s used to playing 30 to 35 minutes.”

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  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Why don’t they just play Okafor with Kaman?

  • http://fjskdlf.com Jukai

    85% of the league could use him, but the Hornets are probably gonna be asking for a lot in return… It’s gonna be a tough sell.

    Teams that could really, really use him: Minny, Dallas, Golden State, San Antonio…. Portland and Miami too, but they got no one to trade.

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    Dallas would be a good fit except Cubes doesn’t want to take on unecessary contracts…he want that cap space

  • steve

    it would actually be a good trade for “cubes”. Kamans “unecessary contract is actually expiring after this season thus freeing up close to 14 mil because of the players he could trade for him…

  • kelvin berckhart

    The Sixer’s, dummies!!!! The Caveman would fit perfectly with the up-and-coming Philly crew. get rid of Iggy straight up.

  • FrancoG1

    Spurs could really use some help up front, Kaman is a great player with great size, but the whole salary part of it might be a tough sell. Spurs really wouldn’t want to part with any of our young players as well, all the players we have we want for the future. Unless maybe the Hornets take Matt Bonner lol(please, please, pretty please!), we may be willing to part ways with DeJuan Blair.

  • fizzbucket

    Boston.

  • R.E.

    Kaman will end up in Boston for Avery Bradley and a rook.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Double J

    Stern (Hornets) is back to trading again… nightmare revisited.

  • Jose

    The need for Quality Big Man in the L is large, i Do/would not blame NO for trying to sqeeze out as much as they can for Kaman

  • Ill Smith

    Kaman & Gordon for Monta & Biedrins? NO gets a guaranteed 25 a nite that’s under contract for a couple more years instead of losing Gordon in the offseason for nothing. Just a thought, sure it won’t happen tho…

  • jake

    Gs would never trade monta the fans would revolt. I could see him going to a team like portland or Boston.

  • http://bleacherreport harvey shearer

    The Rockets are always looking for centers, but the way Dalembert is playing there will not be much playing time for Kaman. The team is deep however, and his contract is an expiring one, so it may work. Maybe Jordan Hill is traded for him, but he has been playing well lately also.
    BUT, Houston is still smarting from the three way Chris Paul trade that did not go down. That stopped them from putting Gasol and Nene together, which would have been dynamite.

  • T-Money

    miami should give up any combination of UD/Joel/Miller for Kaman but they won’t.

  • iknowmybasketball

    lebron and cash considerations for chris kaman and 2 second round picks. lechoke aint putting up enough to help miami win this season smh.

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    @Steve: Well damn son, schooled me on that one. I didn’t know that Kaman’s contract was expiring. In that case, Cubes should pull another odom style trade and get him for peanuts and, like you said, have even more expiring contracts to free up space in the summer while having another serviceable center and a buddy of Dirk’s to help make another finals run. Or get him and then use him to trade for Dwight.

  • Ian

    I would like to see him with the Celtics. Package one of the two rookie big, draft pick and a expiring contract. Offensively Avery Bradley is a bust, but he plays some pretty decent D.

  • EC

    I honestly think the best spot for the K-man to go that has not been mentioned anywhere is…Dallas. Dallas would be a great fit for a team who could add some more depth after losing Tyson Chandler in the offseason, Kaman and Dirk are teammates for the Germany National Team, and lets face it if Dallas is still wanting that cap space at the end of the season Kaman is a great fit financially too being his contact will expire at the end of the season. So if anyone is somewhat connect to the Mavs or if Mark Cuban ever reads this blog, consider adding Chris Kaman, he is still a great big man in the NBA the stats this year are deceiving being that he has been goofed around with in New Orleans, and they are too dumb to know what they have in Kaman, and that Okafer should be the one trying to compliment him since he is the more defensive of the two even though Kaman is a proven shot blocker as well. Kaman offers teams the interior offense as well as defense.

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