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." 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.
Kaman (coach's decision) didn't appear in Monday's 132-125 overtime loss to the Warriors in Game 4 of the series. 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.
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. 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.
Kaman is questionable for Wednesday's season finale against the Nuggets with an abdominal strain, Trail Blazers' Digital Reporter Casey Holdahl reports. 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.
Kaman played two minutes in Tuesday's 115-107 win over the Kings, accruing one rebound, one assist, and two fouls. 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.
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