Chris Kaman PF/C POR 2 days ago

Kaman (ankle) said Friday that he plans on playing in Saturday's Game 3, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

Kaman sat out Game 2 after spraining his ankle in practice, but with a few more day to recover he expects to be on the court as the Blazers look to avoid going down 0-3 in the series.

Chris Kaman PF/C POR 3 days ago

Kaman (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Grizzlies, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

Kaman was dealing with a back issue coming into the first round series, but the Blazers are now listing him as "out" with a left ankle injury, which he apparently suffered in practice Tuesday. Kaman posted seven points and six rebounds in 14 minutes in Game 1, and in his absence, expect Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland to pick up some extra run off the bench.

Chris Kaman PF/C POR 6 days ago

Kaman (back) had a solid performance in Game 1 against the Grizzlies, posting seven points, six rebounds, and two assists in 14 minutes of action.

Kaman is playing behind LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez in the rotation, so seeing 14 minutes per night isn't unexpected. Still, he was able to post solid numbers in limited minutes, and it isn't hard to expect him to continue that trend moving forward.

Chris Kaman PF/C POR 1 week ago

Kaman (back) is listed as probable for Sunday's playoff opener at Memphis.

Kaman has dealt with back issues at times this season, including at the end of the regular season, when he sat out the finale. In the nine games in which he was afforded three-plus days of rest this season, he contributed a modest 6.4 points (on 45 percent shooting), 7.4 rebounds, 0.9 blocks, and 0.8 assists in 18 minutes per outing.

Chris Kaman PF/C POR 1 week ago

Kaman (back) picked up a DNP-Coach's Decision in Wednesday's season finale at Dallas.

In the last six games of the season, Kaman was held out one time for rest purposes and Wednesday due to a lower-back injury. When he did take the court, he managed 6.0 points (on 63 percent shooting), 3.3 rebounds, and 0.8 assists in 12 minutes per outing. His recent workload is a far cry from the 19 per game that he logged this season, meaning he should be plenty rested for Sunday's playoff opener in Memphis. However, his back concern will be something to keep an eye in the meantime.

Chris Kaman PF/C POR 2 weeks ago

Kaman (back) is expected to sit out Wednesday's game agains the Mavericks, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

Kaman is still dealing with a lower-back injury, and the Blazers will likely keep him out Wednesday in hopes of having him as close to full strength as possible for the start of the playoffs.

Chris Kaman PF/C POR 2 weeks ago

Kaman (back) is questionable for Wednesday's game, The Oregonian's Joe Freeman reports.

The Blazers are decimated by injuries, and if Kaman cannot play in the season finale Wednesday, it will mean more minutes for Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard.

Chris Kaman PF/C POR 2 weeks ago

Kaman injured his back against the Thunder on Monday, The Oregonian reports.

Kaman should be considered day-to-day ahead of the season finale against the Mavericks on Wednesday. Portland already clinched a spot in the playoffs so they may ultimately decide to rest Kaman on Wednesday as a precaution.

Chris Kaman PF/C POR 2 weeks ago

Kaman contributed four points, two rebounds, and one assist during 10 minutes of action off the bench against the Warriors on Thursday.

Kaman has an ancillary role in Portland and there's no reason to believe that will change over the final few games of the regular season. As it stands, LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez see the bulk of minutes in the frontcourt.

Chris Kaman PF/C POR 3 weeks ago

Kaman (rest) isn't on the Blazers' injury report for Wednesday's contest against the Timberwolves, The Oregonian reports.

Kaman was afforded a day off Monday, as the Blazers crossed the country to take on the Nets in Brooklyn. After his last DNP, he busted out with strong performances on the glass, averaging 9.3 points (on 57 percent shooting), 8.2 boards, and 0.7 assists in 18 minutes.