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Chris Kaman | Center/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 265
College: Central Michigan
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Chris Kaman received three stitches on his head after being accidentally bitten by Nuggets C Timofey Mozgov.
Kaman said he felt "pretty good" after the game, but the Blazers tested him for a concussion and he's uncertain to play on Wednesday. He isn't holding the bizarre incident against Mozgov, either. "I went back pretty hard and I must've hit him in the chest," Kaman said. "He kind of folded over and his teeth went down on my head." Oct 22 - 9:14 AM

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Chris Kaman is averaging 10.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in his four games off the bench for Portland this preseason.

If you're in a deep league that requires you starting two centers, Kaman may be worth a look at the end of your draft. And if Robin Lopez or LaMarcus Aldridge go down at some point, he'll become a must-own player.
Oct 21 - 8:04 PM

Chris Kaman is set to star in a reality show about his off-court exploits.

"I think whoever would watch this would think that there's something wrong with me and wrong with my friends," Kaman said. "Exploring Kaman" is set to debut on ExploringKaman.com on October 17th and a trailer for the show can be found in the link below. While the 32-year-old seems to be starting the transition to his post-NBA life, fantasy owners in standard leagues can look elsewhere on draft day as Kaman likely won't see more than 20 minutes per game backing LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez.
Oct 9 - 1:17 PM

Chris Kaman came off the bench and hit 5-of-8 shots for 10 points and seven rebounds in Tuesday's preseason loss to the Jazz.

Kaman is going to get some run off the bench and will help back up both LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez. Both of those big men were fantastic last season, meaning Kaman should have trouble seeing enough minutes to be a reliable fantasy option. But he is worth keeping an eye on, especially in deeper leagues.
Oct 8 - 1:17 AM

Chris Kaman said he chose the Trail Blazers in free agency because he wants to be on a team that gives him a chance to win.

"I'm done with that. Done with, 'Oh, I have to play good and get these numbers, get this money, blah-blah-blah,''' Kaman said. "It's not about any of that stuff. It's about winning. I'm ready to be a part of something that can have success. My ego is gone.'' While it's refreshing to hear Kaman say it's not about the money, he's not much of a fantasy option in standard leagues as he'll have a tough time seeing more than 20 minutes per game playing behind Robin Lopez and LaMarcus Aldridge.
Oct 2 - 9:14 AM

Robin Lopez said he's already a big fan of the eccentricity Chris Kaman brings to the Trail Blazers.

"I already love Chris. I loved him before I got to know him, just the way he plays the game," Lopez said. "We're both crazy, but in different ways. We're at opposite ends of the crazy spectrum, but so far at opposite ends that it starts to loop back around." While Kaman will help provide the Blazers with front court depth, his limited minutes and injury history prevent the 32-year-old from providing much fantasy value beyond deep leagues.
Sep 30 - 10:54 AM

Chris Kaman officially signed his two-year, $10 million contract with the Trail Blazers on Thursday.

"I am extremely pleased to add Chris to our roster," said Blazers coach Terry Stotts. "He is a proven NBA talent and will both bolster and complement our front court at both ends of the floor." Kaman provides quality depth in the front court behind Robin Lopez and LaMarcus Aldridge, but he should not be on fantasy radars.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 10 - 2:33 PM

The Blazers have reached an agreement with Chris Kaman on a two-year, $10 million contract.

This likely takes the Blazers out of the running on Spencer Hawes. Kaman will come in and back up Robin Lopez, who has been remarkably durable in his NBA career. He'll likely just have his minutes in the teens and will not have much fantasy value. The second year of his deal is partially guaranteed.
Jul 3 - 11:32 PM

Chris Kaman's future with the Lakers is unclear, as the team is still developing a game plan on how to attack next season.

Kaman didn't fit into Mike D'Antoni's scheme and he eventually told Mike D to play him, or develop Robert Sacre instead. Kaman didn't play down the stretch and it's probably safe to say that if D'Antoni is coach next season, Kaman probably won't return to the Lakers.
Apr 17 - 1:30 PM

Chris Kaman (calf) will not play vs. the Spurs on Wednesday.

Kaman struggled to find favor with coach Mike D'Antoni and he wasn't shy about expressing his displeasure. The few times he did step into a big role it was short-lived, which made him very hard to roster in fantasy leagues. Hopefully he'll find a more suitable role next season, whether in L.A. or elsewhere.
Apr 16 - 12:58 PM

Chris Kaman (calf) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

He is likely out on Wednesday night and his first season with the Lakers did not go well. He had some issues with his coach and couldn't say healthy -- a common problem for Kaman. Jordan Hill and Ryan Kelly will start and make for decent options considering how poorly the Jazz defend the paint.
Apr 14 - 7:50 PM

Chris Kaman (strained calf) went through light activities during Saturday's practice.

The Lakers already announced that Kaman won't play on Sunday but he could make an appearance during L.A.'s final two games on Monday and Wednesday. Even if he does return, he's unlikely to get enough playing time to be worth the trouble for fantasy owners fighting until the bitter end.
Apr 12 - 4:00 PM

Chris Kaman (strained calf) won't play on Friday or Sunday and he's uncertain to return this season.

"I'm doing all right," said Kaman. "It’s slow ... the calf is a weird thing. I don’t know if it’s possible [to return]." He's holding out some hope that he might return for L.A.'s final two games but it seems unlikely at this point. With Pau Gasol (vertigo) iffy to return this season, the Lakers will continue to rely on Jordan Hill, Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly.
Apr 10 - 3:43 PM

Chris Kaman will not play against the Rockets on Tuesday due to his strained calf.

This will be his fourth consecutive game out of the lineup and he will likely miss more. Kaman has been in Mike D'Antoni's doghouse this season and there is little incentive to stash him in fantasy leagues. Jordan Hill's minutes are safe while Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre will help.
Apr 7 - 5:11 PM

Chris Kaman (calf), Pau Gasol (vertigo) and Steve Nash (nerves) will all sit out Sunday's game.

The Lakers go into a matchup vs. the Clippers without Kaman or Gasol, which means they'll lean heavily on Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre for frontcourt production. Kaman is day-to-day but fantasy owners should avoid him given his inconsistent role for Mike D'Antoni and the fact that L.A. only plays five games after Sunday.
Apr 5 - 2:59 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
3Diante Garrett
SG1Wesley Matthews
2C.J. McCollum
3Will Barton
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Victor Claver
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Thomas Robinson
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland