Chris Kaman might have started off really well, but ever since he has been absolute crap. More than half of his points recently have been lucky throw ins down low and he is just playing stupid basketball. he throws the ball to the defense when he gets doubled because he panics, he he dribbles into corners, and he travels all the time. its ridiculously how much he has fallen. He is shooting a lot worse now (my guess is due to him shooting with his feet together and hesitating a lot). Also, he sucks on the offensive glass. He also is asleep on the court half the time. As his focus is not very good, he gives up easy baskets and turns it over way too much. Ignore the stats right now because no way should he be in the all-star game as of now.
that you have been watching his games because all i can infer from his stats being down is the emergence of al thornton, im glad you're letting me know that kaman's play has become poor
He has fallen in love with that mid range jump shot that just isnt falling anymore...He dosent attack the basket or look to post up too often...and since he's so far away from the basket that limits his chances for offensive rebounds...I think he's shooting under 49 percent from the field for the season...Also his interior defense has been pretty bad at time
I would trade him ASAP while his stock is still relativily high...He has been awful and dont think he will play much better...
That Rockets game was a joke,they have no real center and Kaman cant dominate at all
he does attack the basket, he just loses it on the way there due to lack of focus.
Thortons been good offensivily when he slashes and dosent do that stupid jab step an the hoist an 18 footer...but on defense Al still hasnt been able to put it together..he has the tools just not the brains
Clippers and LazarusMunoz are both right, BUT... Let's give Kaman a chance to play through his slump. I'm not for 100% sure, but I think he's still the highest scoring center in the NBA at this point.
Teams are focusing in on him now. Have you guys realized that he's getting double teamed almost every time he touches the ball now? That's something that didn't occur as much at the start of the season. Teams are no longer going to just let him isolate in the post. They're doubling him, taking the ball out of his hands and his teammates aren't giving it back to him on the repost. Making matters worse, the Clippers are shooting terrible from 3-point, which are allowing teams to pack it in on Kaman. Dunleavy and his teammates are going to have to find more creative ways to get him the ball, and start hitting outside shots. Butler is starting to P me off. When EJ returns, that'll help Kaman's game. I'm surprised Novak hasn't played more.
Offensively, Kaman needs to slow down when doubled and stop going into panic mode. He's great at shooting the fade away when he goes to the left shoulder. When he goes to the right shoulder, he's very good at shooting the left hook shot. As far as offensive rebounding and playing D, those are things he's never been THAT great at and he's going to have to work on them. I also think Griffin's return will help Kaman tremendously.
He shouldn't be traded. Camby gets injured on and off, and Jordan isn't ready.
Kaman: I Wouldn't Fight Trade to Detroit
Posted: 12/3/2009 5:57:00 AM
Source: Terry Foster of The Detroit News
Let's officially launch the "Bring Chris Kaman to the Pistons" campaign.
Kaman, the 6-foot-10 low post center from Central Michigan, is exactly what the Pistons need. He has no chance of winning a title -- OK, winning at all -- with the L.A. Clippers.
And how's this for trade bait? Tayshaun Prince, when he gets healthy.
Prince is from Compton, Calif., so he'll be going home. And Kaman is from Grand Rapids.
Still, you might have to find a third team to make it work or wait for Kaman to become a free agent in 2013.
So, how would Kaman feel about the proposal?
"That would not be bad," he said last week when the Clippers were at The Palace. "I have always thought about it, but I thought it might be a nightmare with ticket requests for every game."
Kaman averages 19.5 points and 8.6 rebounds and blitzed the Pistons for 26 points. He's a rare breed, a big man who does most of his damage in the paint.
"I am not against it," Kaman said. "I am not pushing for it. If it happens, it happens. I would not be upset. I like to win."
He has slowed down, but he's still putting up all-star number. However, in the Western Conference there used to always be a power foward who would average 20 pts and 10 reb and still not make the all-star team. Actually, the coaches or whoever puts the teams together prefer to put forwards and guards on the team instead of centers.
Dhamp2...the greatest basketball mind in the world. Next to Hubie Brown anyway.
1. Carmelo will lead the NBA in scoring.
2. Dwight Howard is overated.
3. Wesley Johnson is a top 15 pick and the best transfer in the country.
4. There's no way Steve Nash should have two MVP, while Kobe has one.
5. The Lakers will repeat.
6. Eric Devendorf will be drafted (sorry about that one).
7. R.I.P. Earl Manigualt.
8. Brandon Jennings will win ROY
9. Matt Barnes is vastly underated
10. I don't always dring beer, but when I do, I drink Dos Equis. Stay Thirsty my friends.
i would trade Kaman instantly. I war reading a rumor on hoopshype about a Tayshaun Prince for Kaman trade. I think that would be great for both teams. The Clippers need a wing defender who isn't selfish like Thornton. The Pistons need a low post scorer badly. Also when Griffin comes back he will be able to start alongside Camby which is a better fit than Kaman imo
yeah they put forwards over centers because there hasnt been many who are worthy of being up there. im sure no one wanted to put eric dampier up there just because they needed a center. at least this year you could possibly put bynum or chris and it wouldn't be that big of a deal
is seems like he is getting to comfortable and isn't trying as hard.
If he did not have a outrageour contract...I would say send him to NY...we need bodies!