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Chris Kaman

33-Year-Old    C    Portland Trail Blazers

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

2.5

REB

1.1

AST

0.6

STL

0.0

BLK

0.0

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Since he was dealt to New Orleans in the Chris Paul deal in December of 2011, Kaman has wandered the wilderness that is that Western Conference, notching stints with the then-Hornets, the Mavericks, and the Lakers. With the last organization, injuries and a lack of connectio...

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HT: 7' 0"   WT: 255 lbs   DOB: 4/28/1982  College: Central Michigan   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #6 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Trail Blazers in July of 2014. The second season is only partially guaranteed.

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Chris Kaman NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 63 25.9 9.1 6.7 1.2 0.4 1.1 0.0 49.7 66.1 1.8 2.1 4.6 0.0 0.0 3.9 7.9 1.3 1.9
2005-06 23 78 32.8 11.9 9.6 1.0 0.6 1.4 0.0 52.3 77.0 2.3 2.4 7.2 0.0 0.0 4.7 9.1 2.5 3.2
2006-07 24 75 29.0 10.1 7.8 1.1 0.5 1.5 0.0 45.1 74.1 2.0 2.1 5.7 0.0 0.0 3.9 8.7 2.2 3.0
2007-08 25 56 37.2 15.7 12.7 1.9 0.6 2.8 0.0 48.3 76.2 2.9 3.1 9.6 0.1 0.0 6.0 12.5 3.6 4.7
2008-09 26 31 29.7 12.0 8.0 1.5 0.5 1.5 0.0 52.8 68.0 2.7 2.4 5.5 0.0 0.0 5.2 9.8 1.6 2.4
2009-10 27 76 34.3 18.5 9.3 1.6 0.5 1.2 0.0 49.0 74.9 2.9 2.4 6.8 0.1 0.0 7.8 15.8 3.0 4.0
2010-11 28 LAC 32 26.2 12.4 7.0 1.4 0.5 1.5 0.0 47.1 75.4 1.8 1.6 5.4 0.0 0.0 5.5 11.8 1.3 1.8
2011-12 29 NOP 47 29.2 13.1 7.7 2.1 0.5 1.6 0.0 44.6 78.5 2.7 1.9 5.9 0.0 0.0 5.7 12.7 1.8 2.3
2012-13 30 DAL 66 20.7 10.5 5.6 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.0 50.7 78.8 1.6 1.5 4.2 0.0 0.0 4.7 9.3 1.0 1.3
2013-14 31 LAL 39 18.9 10.4 5.9 1.5 0.3 1.0 0.0 50.9 76.5 1.9 1.4 4.5 0.1 0.0 4.5 8.9 1.3 1.7
2013-14 31 POR 39 18.9 10.4 5.9 1.5 0.3 1.0 0.0 50.9 76.5 1.9 1.4 4.5 0.1 0.0 4.5 8.9 1.3 1.7
2013-14 31 LAL/POR 78 18.9 10.4 5.9 1.5 0.3 1.0 0.0 50.9 76.5 1.9 1.4 4.5 0.1 0.0 4.5 8.9 1.3 1.7
2014-15 32 POR 74 18.9 8.6 6.5 0.9 0.2 0.7 0.0 51.5 70.6 1.5 2.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 3.8 7.4 1.0 1.4
2015-16 33 POR 8 8.0 2.5 1.1 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 35.7 0.0 0.6 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.0 1.3 3.5 0.0 0.0
Rest Of Season Projections 33 POR 11 1.1 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Chris Kaman
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Chris Kaman NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 3 3.0 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 28.6 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.7 2.3 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 3.4 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 38.5 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 1.0 2.6 0.0 0.0

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Chris Kaman
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 10 HOU Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 8 @MEM Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 6 @HOU Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 4 TOR Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 2 MIL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-1Jan 31 MIN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 29 CHA Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 26 SAC 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2016-1Jan 23 LAL 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-1Jan 20 ATL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 18 @WAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 16 @PHI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 15 @BKN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 13 UTA 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-1Jan 10 OKC Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 8 GSW Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 6 LAC Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 4 MEM Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 3 @DEN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 31 @UTA Did Not Play
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2015-12Dec 30 DEN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 27 @SAC Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 26 CLE 6 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2015-12Dec 23 @NOP Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 21 @ATL Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 20 @MIA Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 18 @ORL Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 16 @OKC Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 14 NOP Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 12 NYK Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 11 @PHO Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 8 @CLE Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 7 @MIL Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 5 @MIN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 3 IND Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 1 DAL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 30 @LAC Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 28 LAL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 24 CHI Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 22 @LAL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 20 LAC Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 18 @HOU Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 16 @SAS 20 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
2015-11Nov 15 @CHA Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 13 @MEM 24 8 4 3 0 0 3 4 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
2015-11Nov 11 SAS Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 9 @DEN Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 8 DET Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 5 MEM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015-11Nov 4 @UTA Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 2 @MIN Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 31 PHO Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 30 @PHO Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 28 NOP Did Not Play
Chris Kaman Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Chris Kaman – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#4 Center
Also Listed As:  #6 Power Forward

1.  Mason Plumlee

2.  Meyers Leonard

3.  Ed Davis

4.  Chris Kaman

Portland Trail Blazers

True Shooting Percentage

35.7%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Chris Kaman has a true shooting percentage of 35.7%.

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Chris Kaman NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 63 36.0 12.6 9.3 1.6 0.6 1.5 0.0 49.7 66.1 2.5 3.0 6.4 0.0 0.0 5.4 10.9 1.8 2.7
2005-06 23 78 36.0 13.1 10.5 1.1 0.6 1.5 0.0 52.3 77.0 2.5 2.6 7.9 0.0 0.0 5.2 9.9 2.7 3.5
2006-07 24 75 36.0 12.5 9.7 1.3 0.7 1.9 0.0 45.1 74.1 2.4 2.6 7.1 0.0 0.0 4.9 10.8 2.7 3.7
2007-08 25 56 36.0 15.2 12.3 1.8 0.6 2.7 0.0 48.3 76.2 2.8 3.0 9.3 0.1 0.0 5.8 12.1 3.5 4.6
2008-09 26 31 36.0 14.6 9.7 1.8 0.7 1.8 0.0 52.8 68.0 3.3 2.9 6.7 0.0 0.0 6.3 11.9 2.0 2.9
2009-10 27 76 36.0 19.4 9.7 1.7 0.5 1.3 0.0 49.0 74.9 3.1 2.5 7.2 0.1 0.0 8.1 16.6 3.2 4.2
2010-11 28 LAC 32 36.0 17.1 9.7 2.0 0.7 2.1 0.0 47.1 75.4 2.5 2.2 7.5 0.0 0.0 7.6 16.2 1.8 2.4
2011-12 29 NOP 47 36.0 16.2 9.6 2.7 0.7 2.0 0.0 44.6 78.5 3.4 2.3 7.2 0.0 0.0 7.0 15.7 2.2 2.8
2012-13 30 DAL 66 36.0 18.3 9.8 1.3 0.8 1.3 0.0 50.7 78.8 2.7 2.6 7.3 0.0 0.0 8.3 16.3 1.8 2.2
2013-14 31 LAL 39 36.0 19.8 11.2 2.8 0.5 2.0 0.0 50.9 76.5 3.6 2.6 8.6 0.1 0.0 8.6 16.9 2.5 3.3
2013-14 31 POR 39 36.0 19.8 11.2 2.8 0.5 2.0 0.0 50.9 76.5 3.6 2.6 8.6 0.1 0.0 8.6 16.9 2.5 3.3
2013-14 31 LAL/POR 78 36.0 19.8 11.2 2.8 0.5 2.0 0.0 50.9 76.5 3.6 2.6 8.6 0.1 0.0 8.6 16.9 2.5 3.3
2014-15 32 POR 74 36.0 16.4 12.5 1.7 0.5 1.4 0.0 51.5 70.6 2.8 3.8 8.6 0.0 0.0 7.3 14.1 1.9 2.6
2015-16 33 POR 8 36.0 11.3 5.1 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 35.7 0.0 2.8 1.7 3.4 0.6 0.0 5.6 15.8 0.0 0.0
Rest Of Season Projections 33 POR 11 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Chris Kaman
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Chris Kaman NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 63 1632 572 423 73 26 68 0 49.7 66.1 115 135 288 1 0.0 246 495 80 121
2005-06 23 78 2561 932 750 79 45 108 0 52.3 77.0 176 187 563 2 0.0 369 706 194 252
2006-07 24 75 2176 754 588 79 41 116 0 45.1 74.1 147 160 428 1 0.0 294 652 166 224
2007-08 25 56 2083 878 711 107 33 155 0 48.3 76.2 164 173 538 4 0.0 338 700 202 265
2008-09 26 31 921 373 247 46 17 45 0 52.8 68.0 84 75 172 0 0.0 161 305 51 75
2009-10 27 76 2608 1408 704 120 37 94 0 49.0 74.9 223 184 520 6 0.0 589 1202 230 307
2010-11 28 LAC 32 838 397 225 46 16 48 0 47.1 75.4 58 51 174 0 0.0 177 376 43 57
2011-12 29 NOP 47 1372 616 364 101 25 77 0 44.6 78.5 129 89 275 0 0.0 266 597 84 107
2012-13 30 DAL 66 1363 693 372 51 30 51 0 50.7 78.8 104 97 275 1 0.0 313 617 67 85
2013-14 31 LAL 39 736 404 229 58 11 40 0 50.9 76.5 74 54 175 3 0.0 176 346 52 68
2013-14 31 POR 39 736 404 229 58 11 40 0 50.9 76.5 74 54 175 3 0.0 176 346 52 68
2013-14 31 LAL/POR 78 1472 808 458 116 22 80 0 50.9 76.5 148 108 350 6 0.0 352 692 104 136
2014-15 32 POR 74 1398 638 484 65 18 54 0 51.5 70.6 108 149 335 0 0.0 283 549 72 102
2015-16 33 POR 8 64 20 9 5 0 0 0 35.7 0.0 5 3 6 1 0.0 10 28 0 0
Rest Of Season Projections 33 POR 11 12 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Chris Kaman
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Chris Kaman NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 22 63 25.9 52.2 49.7 9.9 15.6 0.6 12.0
2005-06 23 78 32.8 57.0 52.3 7.4 16.4 0.4 17.2
2006-07 24 75 29.0 50.2 45.1 8.1 15.1 0.5 13.5
2007-08 25 56 37.2 53.8 48.3 9.8 15.1 0.7 23.1
2008-09 26 31 29.7 55.2 52.8 9.8 17.9 0.5 15.4
2009-10 27 76 34.3 52.7 49.0 7.1 13.3 0.5 19.1
2010-11 28 LAC 32 26.2 49.5 47.1 9.1 11.5 0.8 14.4
2011-12 29 NOP 47 29.2 47.8 44.6 11.6 14.8 0.8 14.9
2012-13 30 DAL 66 20.7 52.9 50.7 6.3 12.8 0.5 11.7
2013-14 31 LAL 39 18.9 53.7 50.9 11.4 14.6 0.8 12.4
2013-14 31 POR 39 18.9 53.7 50.9 11.4 14.6 0.8 12.4
2013-14 31 LAL/POR 78 18.9 53.7 50.9 11.4 14.6 0.8 12.4
2014-15 32 POR 74 18.9 53.7 51.5 8.5 14.1 0.6 11.6
2015-16 33 POR 8 8.0 35.7 35.7 13.2 13.2 1.0 1.4
Rest Of Season Projections 33 POR 11 1.1 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Chris Kaman
Preseason Projections 33 POR 75 19.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Chris Kaman

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Chris Kaman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kaman (coach's decision) didn't play in Monday's 108-98 win over the Wizards.

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Kaman (illness) was active for Sunday's 116-109 loss to the Heat, but didn't leave the bench, Casey Holdahl of TrailBlazers.com reports.

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Kaman is questionable for Friday's game against the Magic due to a case of the stomach flu, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

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Kaman (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Clippers, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

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Kaman is battling a sprained right ankle and is considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Lakers, Erik Gundersen of The Columbian reports.

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Kaman was dropped from the starting lineup prior to Wednesday's game against Houston and didn't come off the bench during the contest.

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Kaman posted two points (1-7 FG), four rebounds, and one assist in 20 minutes during Monday's loss to the Spurs.

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Kaman will get the start at power forward Monday versus the Spurs, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

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Kaman will be replaced by Ed Davis in the starting lineup at power forward for Sunday's game against the Bobcats.

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Kaman will get a surprise start at power forward versus the Grizzlies on Friday, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

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Kaman hasn't appeared in any of the Trail Blazers' four games so far this season.

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Kaman wasn't waived by the Blazers on Tuesday, meaning he'll remain with the organization in 2015-16, CSNNW.com reports.

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2015-16

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2014-15

In his return to Los Angeles in 2013-14, this time with the Lakers, Chris Kaman was unable to string together more than 12 consecutive outings, missing large swathes of the season on his way to 39 appearances, or his lowest amount in three years. Occasionally, his back flared up, or he turned an ankle, but the bulk of his absences can seemingly be blamed on coach Mike D'Antoni's lack of commitment to a particular lineup. Brushing off the sporadic playing time, Kaman mustered 10.4 points (on 51-percent shooting), 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and one rejection in 19 minutes per game, the latter of which was a career low. When active, the preceding quietly equated to one of the most efficient of his 11-year career, including his second-highest PER (17.0) and third-best effective field goal percentage (51). Although the performance was admirable, Kaman has missed a whopping 128 contests, or 41 percent, since earning his sole All-Star bid in February of 2010. Nonetheless, acting in tandem with Joel Freeland behind starting center Robin Lopez may just be what the doctor ordered in order to ensure Kaman's presence on the floor for most, if not all, of the upcoming season.

2013-14

Kaman is coming off a disappointing and injury-plagued 2012-13 season. He missed 16 regular season games and only averaged 20.7 minutes per game. However, if Kaman remains healthy, there is some upside. He is coming off a season where he posted his highest shooting percentage mark in five seasons and also had a career high free-throw percentage. When you factor in that he averaged his lowest minutes per game in his career and has an eight-year streak of averaging double digit points per game, Kaman could be in for a very efficient and productive year - especially when the Lakers come to full strength. Look for Kaman to be averaging minutes in the low 20's to start and gradually increase from there.

2012-13

After eight seasons with the Clippers, Kaman spent the 2011-12 campaign manning the paint for the Hornets. He split time as a starter and reserve in New Orleans, finishing with averages of 13.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, a career-high 2.1 assists and 1.6 blocks in 29 minutes per game. Other than the uptick in assists, those numbers were right in line with Kamanís per-minute production throughout his career. He remained a solid free-throw shooter (78.5), but Kaman failed to hit half of his field-goal attempts (44.6) for the third consecutive season. The oft-injured Kaman spent some time on the shelf again, missing 12 games due to injury or illness and another seven due to a spat with the organization early in the season, pushing his total missed games to 19. Over the course of the past five seasons, Kaman has played in 242 out of a possible 394 games, so injuries are always a concern. But the future does look brighter for Kaman after signing with the Mavericks this offseason. Heís set to join friend Dirk Nowitzki in the frontcourt and should be able to carve out a significant role for a Mavs team that is desperate for production at the center position.

2011-12

For the third time in four seasons, Kaman missed significant time due to injury as ankle and knee injuries kept him on the shelf for 50 games last season. In the limited time Kaman was healthy, he still proved to be a solid contributor at the center position. In 32 games, Kaman averaged 12.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. He split his time between starting and a reserve role after the emergence of DeAndre Jordan, resulting in just 26 minutes per game for the veteran. The Clippers have Kaman under contract for one more season, but with the team high on Jordan, Los Angeles will probably shop Kaman around. A best-case scenario would see Kaman land elsewhere, but he proved last season he could still be an adequate source of points, rebounds and blocks with a smaller role. The oft-injured center has now missed an average of 33 games over the past four years, so the biggest concern remains his health, but perspective owners will also want to gauge his playing time situation before targeting Kaman on draft day.

2010-11

Kaman averaged a career-high 18.5 points last year, also grabbing 9.3 rpg. Injuries cost him a total of 77 games over the previous two years, so it was especially nice to see Kaman play in 76 contests last season. Last year's trade of Marcus Camby ensured Kaman's role in Los Angeles' frontcourt, but the team gets back No. 1 pick Blake Griffin (knee) this season, and the Clippers are also high on 22-year-old DeAndre Jordan. Kaman isn't a special talent, and he's likely to get fewer field goal attempts in 2010-11, so last year's 18.5 ppg shouldn't be expected again. His shot blocking has declined each of the past two seasons as well, bottoming out at just 1.2 bpg last year. Kaman remains injury-prone, and don't be surprised if he immediately takes a backseat to Griffin. Those who draft Kaman expecting similar production to last year will likely be left disappointed in 2010-11.

2009-10

Kaman is a skilled center with above average mobility. He possesses good post moves on the offensive end and does a good job of establishing defensive position. Kaman is a talented shot blocker (career 1.5 bpg) and can rebound in bunches when heís healthy. In 2007-2008, with Elton Brand rehabbing an Achilles injury, Kaman played a career-high 37 minutes per game and collected 15.7 ppg, 12.7 rpg, and 2.8 bpg in 56 contests. Unfortunately, when paired with another dominant player in the post, Kamanís game flounders. Heíll share the front court with Marcus Camby, rookie Blake Griffin, and second year man DeAndre Jordan. Itís difficult to speculate whether Kaman or Camby will start at center this year as both of them were in and out of the lineup due to injuries last season, and both of them were brought off the bench at times. Poor health is the most significant hurdle Kaman must overcome to regain the production he had during the 2007-2008 season. Heís played in only 87 of a possible 164 games the last two seasons, missing time for the following reasons: flu, shin injury, sore back, sprained right ankle, left foot injury and the flu again. His success this year will be wholly contingent upon his ability to stay out of the trainerís room and on the floor.

2008-09

Kaman finally began to fulfill his promise last season, shattering his career highs in almost every category including points (15.7 ppg), rebounds (12.7 rpg) and blocks (2.8 bpg) before injuries ended his season after only 56 games. Kaman looks like a lumbering center with his big frame (7-0, 265) and caveman beard, but heís deceptively quick and has excellent footwork in the low post. With Elton Brand gone, Kaman now becomes the primary low-post option for the Clippers on offense, while the new addition of Marcus Camby should help to take some of the pressure off of Kaman on defense. While Camby will likely eat into Kamanís rebounding totals, his presence may also give Kaman more opportunities to block shots from the weak side. After last yearís breakout campaign, Kaman could be on the cusp of becoming a true impact player.

2007-08

Seemingly on the verge of taking a big step forward after a productive 2005-06 campaign (11.9 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.4 bpg), Kaman took several steps backward instead. With Elton Brand out with a ruptured Achilles tendon Kaman, will have the chance to make up for that this year. Kaman looks like a lumbering center with his big frame (7-0, 265 pounds) and caveman beard, but he is deceptively quick and has excellent footwork in the low post. With Brand out he becomes the primary low-post option for the Clippers on both offense and defense, and he could easily surpass his 05-06 numbers to become an impact fantasy starter this year. Keep an eye on him in the middle rounds, as he is, once again, a prime breakout candidate.

2006-07

Kaman made a nice leap in 2005-06, adding nearly three points and three rebounds per game while shooting 52.3 percent from the floor and 77 percent from the free-throw line, becoming a top-10 producer at the position. He has limited range offensively, but puts himself in position to score around the basket. The Clippers return the nucleus of last seasonís team, so we expect similar things from Kaman this season. The Clippers and Kaman are far apart on an extension of his rookie deal, so we could see him making a push for his next contract.

2005-06

Kaman will be the Clippersí starting center, backed up by Zeljko Rebraca and Chris Wilcox. In other words, itís his job to lose. Heís got some offensive skills, but on a team featuring Corey Maggette, Cuttino Mobley, Sam Cassell and Elton Brand, Kamanís role is clearly defense, rebounding and pick setting. He should retain the starting job as long as heís healthy.

2004-05

Kaman failed to distinguish himself in his rookie season out Central Michigan. He started more games at center than any other Clipper and is expected to resume that role this year. He was below the average center in most categories, but could see more minutes this season. Even so, this team is more about Elton Brand and Corey Maggette, so Kaman is not expected to score much.

2003-04

Hyped rookie who has legiamate potential. Ranked 13th in the nation in scoring (22.4 ppg), fourth in the nation in rebounding (12.0 rpg) and 10th in the nation in blocks (3.2 bpg) while at Central Michigan. Very versatile. Will start the season as the primary backup to Melvin Ely.