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.
March 16, 2010 |
The premise was that bad individual performances happened to be a fact of life during the treadmill of an 82-game NBA schedule. But, if spaced out judiciously, not quite as noticeable. The Clippers' Chris Kaman didn't let that thought quite get finished. "I've had a nice bunch of them," he said, ruefully. One of the low points was Monday night. Kaman went three for 15 from the field for eight points in an eight-point loss to the Hornets. With each miss, most of them banging off the rim, his frustration level kept rising.
October 28, 2013 |
Chris Kaman knows the Clippers. No, he really knows the Clippers. He spent eight seasons with them, an eternity to be sure, and was an All-Star in 2010 before they traded him in the Chris Paul deal a year later, which irks him to this day. The Clippers dominated the Lakers last season, sweeping all four games by an average of 13.3 points, and became the buzz of the town by hiring Coach Doc Rivers during the off-season. It's a Clippers town now? Not according to Kaman, the witty, loquacious center who signed a one-year deal with the Lakers in July.
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.