The thread where I rip Chris Kaman.
Im sorry but this guy really stinks. Three turnovers in 17 minutes. Sadly this is not a fluke, but the norm. Dude can't catch a pass, and can't hardly make one either. He's nothing. Only reason he has decent stats is because he has size and plays a lot of minutes, so he's bound to end up filling the stat sheet. In terms of impact, he's nothing. Great players usually have a high ratio of good qualities to bad ones, while Kaman's is honestly like 1:1. Pretty much anything he does decent is offset by how much he does wrong.
Kaman is like a 'tweener.' in the sense that he's not good enough to be the first option on a contending team, but he's not smart enough or doesnt specialize in one area enough to be a role player. His enticing combination of size and skill make you want to give him touches and go through him on offense, but he always disappoints in the end. He is fools gold. I'd much rather have a guy like Ilgauskus as my #2 option than Kaman as my number 1, or my number 2, or anywhere in my starting lineup. Z might be more limited than Kaman, but at least he does what he does well and he does it consistently. Kaman is just a headeache.
I don't really even see much of a dropoff in overall impact right now between when Kaman is on the court and when DeAndre Jordan is out there. Give DeAndre some consistent minutes and a year or two to develop, and he will be miles better than Kaman. Jordan IS the future center of this franchise. I understand Kaman is considered to be an asset and the Clippers want to get the most value possible if they trade him, but at some point they need to just get him out of here and move on. I can't stand watching this guy bumble. The foot injury is no excuse. He's been playing basketball for probably close to 20 years. Missing 1/3 of a season shouldnt make you forget how to play. The problem is that he never knew in the fist place. He was fumbling passes away like this and making foolish plays at the beginning of the season.
Honestly I would trade Kaman and Baron to the Pacers for Tinsley, Dunleavy Jr, and Troy Murphy. And the salaries do match. Honeslty, I'd start Taylor, Gordon, Dunleavy, Randolph, and Jordan, then have a bench of Tinsley, Fred Jones, Thornton, Novak, Camby, and Murphy.
I mean I'm just really sick of Kaman. I want him out of here. DeAndre Jordan is gonna be a force. There no point wasting valuable development time by keeping him on the bench so Kaman can dick around. Find somebody who will take Kaman for anything so that Jordan can come off the bench for now behind randolph and camby, and eventually be groomed for a starting role.