Chris Kaman
C FA
1 year ago

Kaman, an unrestricted free agent, acknowledges that he could retire from the NBA, but hasn't ruled out playing in 2016-17 just yet, Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune reports. "I'm not in any rush [to retire]," Kaman said. "I'm waiting to see what happens with free agency. I'd like to play some more. It depends on the situation, though. I'm not going to close any doors until the time comes."

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old Kaman barely saw the floor last season as a deep reserve for the Trail Blazers, appearing in just 16 games and averaging only 7.0 minutes per contest. The organization valued Kaman for his willingness to teach and help develop the team's younger big men, so if he's unable to land a contract in free agency, he could stick with the Trail Blazers as a workout coach.

Chris Kaman
C FA
2 years ago

Kaman (coach's decision) didn't appear in Monday's 132-125 overtime loss to the Warriors in Game 4 of the series.

EDGE Analysis

Kaman hasn't seen the floor in the Blazers' last six postseason games, so it looks like his only opportunities during this series with the Warriors may come during garbage time.

Chris Kaman
C FA
2 years ago

Kaman (abdomen) tallied six points (3-4 FG), two rebounds, and one assist over eight minutes in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Clippers.

EDGE Analysis

An abdominal strain kept Kaman out of the Trail Blazers' regular season finale last Wednesday against the Nuggets, but he may have just been sidelined for precautionary purposes with little on the line at that point. His return to the court for Game 1 suggests that Kaman is reasonably healthy, but since he's rarely been a rotation member this season, we can't count on him to see his minutes tick upward from here.

Chris Kaman
C FA
2 years ago

Kaman is questionable for Wednesday's season finale against the Nuggets with an abdominal strain, Trail Blazers' Digital Reporter Casey Holdahl reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kaman had been missing time as of late as he was battling an upper respiratory infection. He now is in danger of missing his third straight contest with an abdominal strain. The Trail Blazers are likely more concerned with the center being healthy for the first round of the playoffs. He's averaged 6.0 minutes a contest since the All Star Break, so his absence on Wednesday wouldn't be too significant.

Chris Kaman
C FA
2 years ago

Kaman played two minutes in Tuesday's 115-107 win over the Kings, accruing one rebound, one assist, and two fouls.

EDGE Analysis

Kaman battled an upper-respiratory illness last week that kept him sidelined for two games, but he's been active for the team's last three contests. The center has seen just six combined minutes in those games, however, suggesting coach Terry Stotts doesn't view him as a rotation player in the frontcourt.

Chris Kaman
C FA
2 years ago

Kaman (illness) is out for Thursday's game against the Celtics, Casey Holdahl of the Portland Trail Blazers reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kaman has been dealing with an upper respiratory illness that has kept him sidelined since Monday. The last time he played came against the Pelicans on Mar. 18 where he logged one minute of playing time. With Kaman out, look for Noah Vonleh, Mason Plumlee, and Ed Davis to contribute playing time on par with their current outputs.

Chris Kaman
C FA
2 years ago

Kaman (illness) is considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Celtics, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kaman is still battling the upper respiratory infection that kept him out of Monday's matchup with the Kings. With more than 24 hours before Thursday's game, he would appear to have a decent chance to get back on the floor, but the Blazers will wait until shootaround to issue an update. Kaman has appeared in only five games, logging 37 total minutes, in the month of March.

Chris Kaman
C FA
2 years ago

Kaman is dealing with an upper-respiratory illness and won't be available Monday against the Kings, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kaman hasn't played in the Blazers' last four games in coach's decisions, so his absence Monday won't affect the way head man Terry Stotts distributes the minutes in the frontcourt.

Chris Kaman
C FA
2 years ago

Kaman poured in 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 FT), and added five rebounds, an assist and a block over 15 minutes in Thursday's 118-110 loss to the Spurs.

EDGE Analysis

The 13-year veteran has largely been a forgotten man in Portland's big man rotation this season, with the 15 minutes he received Thursday representing his highest allotment of playing time since tallying 20 minutes back on Nov.16 against this same Spurs squad. Kaman's season-high scoring total came on solid 5-of-6 shooting, illustrating one of the highlights of the 33-year-old's skill set. Despite the encouraging performance, it remains to be seen if coach Terry Stotts will consistently give Kaman the opportunity to offer any late-season fantasy value off the bench as part of the regular rotation behind Mason Plumlee.

Chris Kaman
C FA
2 years ago

Kaman scored five points (2-3 FG, 1-1 FT) and added two rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 10 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 128-94 loss to the Thunder on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Kaman has appeared in just five of the last 21 games. However, he has seen the court in three of the last five, albeit for a combined 21 minutes of action. At this stage in his career, Kaman can safely be avoided across all fantasy formats.