Kaman was dropped from the starting lineup prior to Wednesday's game against Houston and did not play during the game. Kaman has only appeared in three games this season due to being buried on Portland's depth chart. Despite starting Monday, Kaman was benched due to his poor play in favor of noah Vonleh. The big man has totaled just 10 points and eight rebounds this season, and shouldn't be expected to play much unless injuries force him into the lineup for the Blazers.
Kaman will get the start Monday versus San Antonio, Joe Freeman of the Oregonian reports. Kaman was replaced by Ed Davis in the starting lineup Sunday, so it appears Portland will try something different Monday. Their frontcourt is crowded at the moment and it is hard to predict playing time. Kaman will attempt to take advantage of the opportunity and earn more minutes in the future.
Kaman will be replaced by Ed Davis in the starting lineup at power forward for Sunday's game against the Bobcats. Prior to getting the surprising starting nod in Friday's game against the Grizzlies, Kaman had only appeared in one of the Blazers' first nine games, so it seemed unlikely that he'd have a long-term grip on the starting job while Meyers Leonard (shoulder) remains sidelined for the next month-plus. While he performed adequately in Friday's game (eight points, four rebounds in 24 minutes), Kaman had been behind Mason Plumlee, Davis, and Noah Vonleh on the depth chart prior to Leonard's injury, so it's difficult to expect consistent minutes from him as he moves back to the bench.
Kaman will get a surprise start versus Memphis Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports. With Myles Leonard out, Chris Kaman will get his first start of the year. Kaman will try to make the most out of this opportunity and earn future minutes.
The Trail Blazers are primed to exercise their team option on center Chris Kaman, a source familiar with the situation told The Oregonian. He will make $5 million next season if the team does follow through. The 33-year-old Kaman averaged 8.6 points and 6.5 rebounds in 19 minutes per game last season.
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