Chris Kaman PF/C LAL 15 Days

Chris Kaman (calf) will not play in Friday's game against the Mavs.

Kaman has a history of healing very slowly from muscle strains. With Pau Gasol (vertigo) out again, the Lakers will have only Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre as true bigs on Friday night. Look for Hill to start and bring plenty of fantasy upside.

Chris Kaman PF/C LAL 17 Days

Chris Kaman (right calf strain) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

The Lakers are going to start Jordan Hill and Ryan Kelly tonight. They really only have three big men tonight with Pau Gasol (vertigo) out, so Hill and Kelly should be busy while Robert Sacre fills in. Kaman probably isn't worth stashing in fantasy leagues.

Chris Kaman PF/C LAL 17 Days

Chris Kaman (calf) is a game-time decision for Wednesday vs. the Kings.

Well, this just about sums up the Lakers' season. Pau Gasol is out, so the Lakers could miss their two big men who were expected to be in the starting lineup. If Kaman sits, it'll be a combination of Jordan Hill, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre getting run. Mike D'Antoni could also use Wes Johnson as a stretch four.

Chris Kaman PF/C LAL 17 Days

Mike D'Antoni said that he plans to start Chris Kaman alongside Pau Gasol again on Wednesday, despite their struggles together on Tuesday.

Kaman and Gasol shot a combined 10-of-25 from the field vs. Portland, while struggling to defend LaMarcus Aldridge. Even though D'Antoni isn't a fan of the lineup it sounds like he'll stay the course for a while longer, which is terrible news if you're relying on Jordan Hill (DNP-CD on Tuesday). "We're pretty slow footed when [Pau and Kaman] are out there," D'Antoni said. "That's the thinking before, and it probably hasn't changed much." Gasol's status for Wednesday depends upon how he feels after his first game back, so keep an eye on L.A.'s injury report.

Chris Kaman PF/C LAL 18 Days

Chris Kaman played 29 minutes in the starting lineup against the Blazers on Tuesday with 12 points, six boards, two assists, one steal and three blocks.

He started next to Pau Gasol and looked good tonight. Kaman has fallen out of favor a handful of times with coach Mike D'Antoni, but tonight's game makes him a decent pickup despite how the Lakers defense was horrible tonight.

Chris Kaman PF/C LAL 19 Days

Mike D'Antoni isn't sure how he'll use Chris Kaman if Pau Gasol (vertigo) returns to action this week.

"I don't know. It's tough because Robert Sacre plays," said D'Antoni. "They play the same type of game and it's going to be tough. I'll try to figure that one out. Up until now, that hasn't gone too well. I'd love for him to play. But we'll have to see what happens." None of that inspires confidence, especially since Kaman's massive game on Sunday game on the heels of a six-minute game on Friday. He may be worth the gamble while Pau is out, but anyone relying on Kaman should be routinely checking the Lakers' injury report.

Chris Kaman PF/C LAL 20 Days

Chris Kaman exploited the Suns' frontcourt throughout Sunday's victory, scoring a season-high 28 points on 13-of-19 shooting with 17 rebounds and six assists.

Kaman played six minutes in L.A.'s last game, which led him to complain publicly about Mike D'Antoni's rotations, but he overwhelmed the Suns' interior defense all night on Sunday. Fantasy owners willing to take a gamble may choose to deploy Kaman with four games on the schedule this week, but Pau Gasol is day-to-day and Robert Sacre could steal Kaman's minutes on any given night. Proceed with due caution.

Chris Kaman PF/C LAL 20 Days

Chris Kaman will start against the Suns on Sunday night.

He played just six minutes on Friday and voiced his displeasure on Saturday. Kaman did log 22.0 minutes per game in his previous two which figures to be a better expectation tonight. He'll start next to Kendall Marshall, Jodie Meeks, Kent Bazemore and Jordan Hill.

Chris Kaman PF/C LAL 21 Days

After playing just six minutes in Saturday's blowout loss, Chris Kaman once again expressed his dissatisfaction under coach Mike D'Antoni.

Kaman's frustrated quotes have become a predictable part of Lakers' post-game interviews, but it speaks volumes that D'Antoni only played him six minutes with Pau Gasol (vertigo) unavailable. "Maybe [D'Antoni] thought he was going to go with the young guys, but Steve Nash is 40 years old," Kaman said. "He stayed with [Nash] so I'm not sure that's par for the course." Even if Gasol misses more games, it's clearly not safe to rely on Kaman for fantasy production.

Chris Kaman PF/C LAL 22 Days

Chris Kaman started on Friday against the Wolves and played just six minutes.

There's no word if he went to sleep on the bench tonight and because of stuff like this and Mike D'Antoni's rotations in general, Kaman is an impossible guy to trust in lineups. Robert Sacre (14 points, seven boards, zero steals or blocks) is the guy you want to look at if you're poking around this dumpster fire. Jordan Hill (10 points, seven rebounds, one steal, 24 minutes) is the guy you want to look at if you're feeling really lucky.