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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 (shoulder) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday.
He suffered the injury last week and has missed the last two games. Joel Freeland benefits the most as the backup center and did play 23 minutes on Tuesday. He is only worth a look in deep leagues. Kaman can be dropped everywhere. Mar 25 - 3:05 PM

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Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

The Blazers will probably err on the side of caution with Kaman moving forward in an effort to keep him fresh for the playoffs, so we wouldn't expect him to play unless he is 100 percent. The Blazers play again on Wednesday vs. the Jazz, so Kaman should be considered doubtful for that one as well. With LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) also out of the lineup, expect Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard to see an uptick in minutes, though neither player is very appealing in most leagues right now.

Chris Kaman (shoulder) is doubtful to play against the Warriors on Tuesday.

He did not practice on Monday and is likely going to miss his second consecutive game. The Blazers will use Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard to back up Robin Lopez. Neither are trustworthy in most leagues while Kaman can be dropped basically everywhere.
Mar 23 - 3:48 PM

Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He suffered the injury on Friday and did not return. Kaman had a minor shoulder injury back in 2011, but it's certainly not a trend. With Kaman out for most of Friday, coach Terry Stotts went with a combination of C.J. McCollum and Meyers Leonard to fill in. Considering Kaman is only playing in the teens and Stotts doesn't have a consistent rotation when a wing or big is out, fantasy owners shouldn't trust C.J. or Meyers.
Mar 21 - 4:47 PM

Chris Kaman suffered a right shoulder strain on Friday against the Magic and will not return.

He has a tough time staying on the court and it's fair to think he's going to miss a couple games here. If that's true, Meyers Leonard should get a few more minutes. Leonard is worth a look in deep leagues for owners need some scoring.
Mar 20 - 8:15 PM

Chris Kaman (ankle) returned to action on Friday, scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting with two rebounds and two blocks in 16 minutes.

Now that Robin Lopez is healthy he's going to have to play at a very high level to get a sniff in standard leagues. At his best he can be a low-end producer in a 22-24 mpg role.
Feb 21 - 3:26 AM

Chris Kaman (ankle) was at practice on Wednesday.

He did not play on Feb. 10 due to an ankle injury and it sounds like he'll be back. Kaman's fantasy value takes a hit with LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez playing big minutes, but he's still worth a look in deep leagues. Although, he has multiple injuries this month and only has February averages of 2.7 points, 4.3 boards and 1.0 blocks.
Feb 18 - 10:09 PM

Chris Kaman (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

It's unclear exactly when Kaman sustained the ankle injury, but his absence will open up more minutes for Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson. However, with LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez healthy, it's very unlikely Leonard or Robinson will be able to get enough minutes to matter in most leagues.

Chris Kaman (back) returned to action against the Mavericks on Saturday, finishing with four points, five boards and one block in 16 minutes.

He wasn't able to play against the Suns on Thursday due to a lower back strain, so it's great to see him back in action. Kaman isn't going to have more than a limited role moving forward as long as LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez stay healthy, so Kaman can be ignored in all but the deepest of leagues for now.
Feb 8 - 12:37 AM

Chris Kaman (back) is expected to be available to play against Dallas on Saturday, but head coach Terry Stotts still hasn't decided if Kaman will see any action.

His role is likely going to be very limited as long as LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez are healthy, so there's no reason to consider Kaman outside of deeper leagues. You can safely leave him on the wire.
Feb 7 - 7:00 PM

Chris Kaman (back) is questionable to play against the Mavericks on Saturday.

He missed Thursday due to a lower back injury and the Blazers are probably going to want the 32-year-old big man to rest up, especially since they're relatively healthy. Meyers Leonard benefited the most on Thursday with eight points and eight boards, but coach Terry Stotts will likely address his rotation differently. Plus, Robin Lopez has looked terrific as the starter.
Feb 6 - 4:32 PM

Chris Kaman (back) will not play against the Suns on Thursday.

He is dealing with lower back pain, which is a new issue for him this season. Kaman had a leg contusion and a thumb injury earlier in 2015 and it's unclear how much time he'll miss. Expect to see some combination of Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson to back up Robin Lopez.
Feb 5 - 9:34 PM

Chris Kaman was scoreless off Portland's bench on Tuesday, missing all three of his field goal attempts with five rebounds, two assists and one block.

Kaman logged 21 minutes and he'll continue to play a big role for the Blazers, but fantasy owners can't rely on him for production with Robin Lopez back in action.
Feb 4 - 12:44 AM

Chris Kaman started at center on Wednesday and had seven points, 13 rebounds and a block in a loss at Cleveland.

Robin Lopez is eventually going to come back and ruin Kaman's fantasy value, but as long as he's starting, he's worth using in many leagues.
Jan 28 - 10:27 PM

Chris Kaman played 25 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with six points, 10 rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes.

He was questionable tonight with a leg contusion and a thumb issue. Kaman will see minutes in the mid-20s until Robin Lopez (hand) returns next month. He'll be a low-end option in standard leagues.
Jan 25 - 1:01 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Arron Afflalo
3C.J. McCollum
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Alonzo Gee
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland