Chris Kaman has played just 12 minutes in the last month with the Los Angeles Lakers, and those were only mop up minutes performed in extended garbage time in a Laker loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder last week. The journeyman center and 2010 All-Star was expected to be a solid contributor for a Laker team desperate for early season offensive punch with Kobe Bryant out, but instead the three-time starter has been yanked from the rotation, in spite of providing solid, Kaman-esque per-minute output.
Though Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni is known for fielding smallish lineups in order to unleash a fast paced offensive attack on his team’s opponents, second-year center Robert Sacre has seen extended minutes alongside Pau Gasol, in addition to D’Antoni’s typical stretch lineups featuring Shawne Williams or Wesley Johnson up front. Kaman, to his credit, is keeping his chin up. From a discussion with ESPN Los Angeles’ Ramona Shelburne:
Read More »from Add Chris Kaman to the list of disgruntled Los Angeles Laker big men
"It's absolutely not what I was looking for," Kaman told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Monday morning after the Lakers' shootaround. "It's not really in my control. I just try to keep working hard and be ready if the time comes. And if it doesn't, then it just wasn't meant to be."