November 15, 2010 |
Lasting image of a Clippers season: Chris Kaman limping off the court with a sprained left ankle in New Orleans. Kaman's house of pain quickly expanded to a world of hurt for the Clippers, who dropped that game against the Hornets last Tuesday and went on to lose the next night at San Antonio and at home Friday against Detroit. Unfortunately, for Kaman, there is no fast-track healing process for an ankle. "Not really much else I can do ? can't heal it overnight," Kaman said before Monday night's game against the New Jersey Nets.
December 11, 2010 |
His new footwear, unfortunately, was not a fashion statement. The Clippers' Chris Kaman , who has been limited to 10 games, will have to wear a plastic walking boot for his left foot for at least two weeks, allowing the bone bruise and ligament to heal. And he will be out for a minimum of three weeks. "Let it heal instead of just beating up on it," said Kaman, who will stay behind and rehab the injured ankle when the Clippers travel east Tuesday for a three-game trip. "It had gotten worse from the first MRI to the second MRI. I don't know if I was doing too much.
February 3, 2010 |
Chris Kaman wants to sleep in his own bed. His ankle hurts and his team has been on the road for two weeks, suffering meltdowns in single-digit locales such as Minnesota and Cleveland. So what transpired Tuesday night at the United Center made it feel like sweet home Chicago for the 7-footer. The Clippers center notched a double-double in his return from a sprained left ankle and helped his team stifle the Chicago Bulls during a 90-82 victory that ended a losing streak at four games.
October 1, 2010 |
It used to be land of the giants around the Clippers. Bigs, seemingly everywhere. Naturally, this led to a daily dose of trade rumors. Marcus Camby , now in Portland, was rumored to be on the move almost from the day he joined the Clippers and center Chris Kaman's name seemed to fit nicely into headlines from coast to coast. Now it is down to one giant ( Kaman) and another giant in training ( DeAndre Jordan ). Veterans Jarron Collins and Jake Voskuhl are in the Clippers' training camp on non-guaranteed contracts.
January 12, 2011 |
Fantasy-league owners aren't the only ones closely monitoring trade rumors. Long-injured Clippers center Chris Kaman was talking Wednesday about the incessant stream of speculation regarding Carmelo Anthony's eventual destination, joking about the sheer number of players involved. "There's like 25 players, 40 players or something," Kaman said, smiling. "Realistically, it's like 12 or 15. It's just wild. I didn't realize they were going to move Chauncey [ Billups ]
January 2, 2011 |
Now, a word, or two, from Chris Kaman . This is almost shaping up as Kaman's (lost) wilderness season as he hasn't played in nearly a month since reinjuring his right ankle at Portland on Dec. 5. To put it bluntly, the Clippers' starting center is not close to rejoining the lineup. "It's a slow progress," Kaman said Sunday. "Since I came back and played and hurt it again, they're probably more wary of me coming back sooner. And they're probably going to make it later.