Report: Five Teams Interested in Trade for Chris Kaman

by January 30, 2012

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.”