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Inquiries Picking Up On Chris Kaman

Since re-inserting Chris Kaman into their lineup, the Hornets have received increased inquiries on the 7'0" center, reports John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. New Orleans is seeking young talent and expiring contracts in exchange for Kaman, says Reid.

After keeping Kaman off the court while fielding trade offers, the team decided earlier this month to temporarily end trade talks and bring him back to the club. The 29-year-old has made the most of what's essentially a showcase for potential suitors, averaging 18 points, 11 boards, and 1.8 blocks in the four games he's played sinced rejoining the Hornets. Though he was sidelined briefly with an ankle injury, Kaman bounced back in a big way, posting double-doubles in the Hornets' last two contests (both wins).

Earlier today, we heard about Miami's interest in Kaman, but the Heat don't match up well with New Orleans, and haven't even contacted the Hornets about Kaman, according to Reid. The Heat would likely only have a shot at Kaman if the Hornets held onto the big man, then bought him out of his contract later in the season. The Pacers and Rockets, who have plenty of cap space and expiring contracts, respectively, are among the more realistic suitors.

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One thought on “Inquiries Picking Up On Chris Kaman

  1. Tankjob

    I don’t know if the league is asking for too much, as in a team outright absorbing Kaman’s salary, but if the Hornets are receiving expiring contracts in return they should receive at least a middling non-lottery pick for him. He is not efficient, nor is he a great defender, but Kaman provides size and a good variety of offensive skills at the position would be an upgrade over several potential playoff team’s starting centers . Looking at you Atlanta, Houston, Dallas(no pick) 7, San Antonio, Philly, Boston.

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