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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 07:33 PM

Hornets To Pursue Trade Of Chris Kaman

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The Hornets will stop playing Chris Kaman as they look for a trade.

"We had a conversation with Chris and expressed that the Hornets are going to go in a different direction. We mutually decided for a number of reasons that we are not going to play Chris as we pursue a trade. Chris has been the ultimate professional during this process and we thank him for the way he has handled the situation."


http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/218625/Hornets_To_Pursue_Trade_Of_Chris_Kaman

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 07:36 PM

Celtics Reportedly Interested In Chris Kaman

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By Gary Washburn, Globe Staff

As team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has maintained for years, he is always looking to improve the roster and the Celtics are keeping its eyes open when it comes to New Orleans center Chris Kaman, who is being offered for trade by Hornets general manager Dell Demps.

According to an NBA source, the Celtics would be interested in Kaman if the impending free agent is bought out of his contract. The Hornets have told Kaman, 29, to stay home while they try to orchestrate a trade. They acquired Kaman in the trade for Chris Paul last month but have decided to go with younger players.

Kaman has averaged 9.2 points and 6.7 rebounds in 22 minutes per game before the Hornets decided to put him on the block. The Celtics only have the veteran's minimum to offer so Kaman would have to agree to a buyout for the portion of the $14 million he is owed this season and then he would have to agree to a deal for the prorated minimum.

The Hornets want a return for Kaman, so it's unlikely he will be bought out unless Demps can't find an adequate deal. The Celtics only have draft picks to offer unless they wanted to part with $14 million in salaries, which is highly unlikely.


http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/extras/celtics_blog/2012/01/celtics_have_in.html

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 10:17 AM

Warriors Talk Deal For Chris Kaman

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By Marcus Thompson II
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The Warriors have talked with New Orleans about big man Chris Kaman. But a couple of team sources said a move is unlikely.

Kaman is in the last year of his contract, which is paying him a prorated version of $14.3 million this season. Kaman, who was acquired by New Orleans in the Chris Paul trade, reportedly has played his last game as a Hornet. New Orleans general manager Dell Demps told ESPN.com the Hornets would sit Kaman out until they found a place to trade him.

But Golden State, badly in need of a center after Kwame Brown went down with a torn chest muscle, is not a likely suitor because the price is too high. The Hornets want expiring contracts, draft picks and young talent. The Warriors have just one significant expiring contract (Brown, whom they can't trade yet per league rules), have only second-round picks to offer, and aren't willing to part with any young talent.


http://www.mercurynews.com/warriors/ci_19849080?source=rss

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 11:35 AM

Spurs, Rockets, Pacers and Jazz Interested In Chris Kaman

As NBA/Hornets survey trade market for Chris Kaman, Rockets, Pacers, Jazz, Spurs are a few teams with interest, sources tell Y!


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Posted February 02, 2012 - 09:44 AM

Source: Pacers Leading Candidate To Trade For Chris Kaman

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By Jimmy Smith, The Times-Picayune

Another day, and another rumored destination for Hornets backup center/forward Chris Kaman, still in limbo and away from the team while New Orleans attempts to negotiate a trade that will satisfy another NBA team and the league office, the de facto team owners.

On Wednesday, SI.com was reporting that the Houston Rockets had moved to the front of the suitor line, with various offers of young players and draft picks, apparently the price the Hornets have placed upon any potential deals.

Hornets General Manager Dell Demps was unavailable for comment.

According to the website, talks have revolved around two of Houston’s young players who were top 10 picks in the 2009 draft, center Hasheem Thabeet and power forward Jordan Hill. Thabeet was the second overall pick that year by Memphis; Hill was the eighth overall choice by the Knicks.

The magazine also said second-year forward Patrick Patterson and third-year point guard Jonny Flynn were discussed, along with Terrence Williams, a small forward. The Rockets also have the rights to the Knicks’ 2012 first-round pick.

A Houston television station was reporting Wednesday night that, according to their sources, SI’s report was inaccurate as it related to players involved. The station said the chances of the Rockets trading for Kaman are slim.

Earlier this week, NBA.com indicated Kaman could not be traded until Feb. 14, but that was not correct. He could not be dealt along with another Hornets player before Feb. 14 under new collective bargaining agreement rules.

However, Kaman could be traded singularly at any time. Because he has a $14 million expiring contract, the Hornets likely would not package him with another current player that would add another contract that would complicate the mathematics of the deal.

The Hornets are not obligated to take back any salary in a trade for Kaman, according to sources, and a team acquiring him would only have to part with $9.3 million in player salaries according to league rules, not $14 million.

A league source said Wednesday night that the Indiana Pacers, one of several other teams reportedly in the mix for Kaman, could, in fact, be the leading candidate for a swap.

The Pacers apparently are looking for a backup to Roy Hibbert.

Cleveland, Golden State and San Antonio also reportedly have expressed interest in Kaman, who has not played since Jan. 23, was inactive on Jan. 25 at Oklahoma City, and was told two days later to stay away from the team as it attempted to negotiate a trade. Kaman’s last appearance with the team was Jan. 27 at the morning shootaround.

Kaman’s image has already been excised from the team’s pregame video shown in the arena before introductions.

LINEUP CHANGE: Hornets Coach Monty Williams made a last-minute change to his starting lineup, inserting DaJuan Summers at shooting guard in place of Marco Belinelli.

In the Hornets’ past six games, Belinelli has scored in double figures just twice, 15 points in the win over the Magic, 12 in the Jan. 23 loss to the Spurs.

“You want to try to inject something that you haven’t had,” Williams said. “Maybe put a guy in a different position where he can succeed. Hopefully have your team play the same style, but give somebody else an opportunity to inject something into the team that hasn’t been injected.”

Summers started three games earlier this year at forward in the absence of Trevor Ariza, who was out with an injury.

Belinelli checked into the game at the first timeout with five minutes to go in the first quarter. He ended up playing 23 minutes, scoring 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting, 3-of-5 from beyond the 3-point line.

Summers played just 16 minutes and scored five points.

BIG 12 MINUTES: The Hornets’ 32 second-quarter points tied the most the team has scored in any quarter this season.

HILL SITS: Suns forward Grant Hill, 39, sat out the second half of Wednesday night’s game because of soreness in his right knee, which was surgically repaired in the offseason.

Hill, a one-time teammate of Williams when the two played for the Orlando Magic, played 11 minutes in the first half and was 1-of-3 from the field for two points, and grabbed one rebound.


http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ssf/2012/02/teams_starting_to_show_interes.html

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 10:44 PM

Heat Want Chris Kaman

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The Miami Heat need a center and Chris Kaman sure would fit the bill.

It won’t be easy for that to happen. But the Heat are trying.

Heat officials, including president Pat Riley, have been calling people who know Kaman to ask about him, a source told FOXSports.com on Wednesday.

The thinking is the Heat’s best effort to get a center would be to sign Kaman — if his contract is bought out by New Orleans after the March 15 trade deadline.

The Hornets recently sent Kaman away from the team for seven games in an effort to trade him. When that was unsuccessful, he was brought back.

Now, apparently, the belief is that the 7-foot Kaman, who is making $14 million in the final year of his contract, could be bought out if the Hornets end up failing to get a deal they want for him. Kaman, acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers last December in the trade for Chris Paul, has played in three of the Hornets’ past four games. He totaled 27 points and 13 rebounds Monday in an 86-80 win over Utah.


http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/Miami-Heat-Chris-Kaman-Minnesota-Timberwolves-Pau-Gasol-Los-Angeles-Lakers-trade-021512

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Posted July 01, 2012 - 10:14 PM

Pacers To Meet With Chris Kaman

Sources: Chris Kaman visits with Pacers tomorrow. Solid, affordable alternative to suddenly über-pricy Roy Hibbert.


https://twitter.com/RicBucher/status/219645717290033152

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Posted July 01, 2012 - 10:19 PM

Excellent. Keep Kaman away from Miami, although I'm not sure if they have the money to sign him. Would have to check the salaries.




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