Still, as much of a fan of GW's as I am, I wouldn't have a problem with an even swap for Kaman, but it's been made clear for a month or so that LAC wants nothing to do with GW so that's that. There will need to be a third team involved is it's ever going to happen....
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I agree with you O'Hara. Okafor is looking pretty good at PF too; so that could be a help. I like Wallace, but Kaman's a good player as well. Too bad it was never going to happen.
The Charlotte Bobcats, who have made it clear that they really want Kaman, have to really good ones to offer up in Gerald Wallace and Jason Richardson, both of whom are in the general contract range of Kaman and have plenty good years left in them.
This could give us some hope.
[QUOTE=mrtarheel;102171]The Charlotte Bobcats, who have made it clear that they really want Kaman, have to really good ones to offer up in Gerald Wallace and Jason Richardson, both of whom are in the general contract range of Kaman and have plenty good years left in them. Quote comes from Hoopsworld.
There could still be hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have people actually watched a lot of Kaman play? Does he even have a refined post game or is it just an assumption that he does? If we traded Crash for him, would we just be getting another version of EO50 in return or would we be getting a legit "Al Jefferson" type post player who could get us easy baskets and we could go to in the post?
Kaman has a good post game..legit 12/12 type guy that will block some shots but he plays better with an athletic PF (see better numbers when he and E. Brand played together)...so I have some doubts as to how he and EO50 will work together...they both have to be close to the basket to be effective offensively....you could have had a similar combo by drafting Lopez and not trading Gerald or JRich so I'm somewhat taken aback at the craving LB seems to have for Kaman...IMO Kaman would be a replacement for EO50 and we'd still need an athletic 4 which neither of these players happens to be...
Kaman does have energy though! I saw on an interview on him a couple years back that he has some problem with concentration because he has a severe case of ADHD. He even said the ADHD affected his game at times.
LB demands his players pay attention.... Kaman is UNABLE to pay attention... Bad mix?
As for the thing about Kaman's ADHD, I am pretty sure that he doesn't have it. I watched a show last year on ESPN ( I know, it's ESPN but bear with me), and Kaman said that he was mis-diagnosed with it. I can't recall what ails him, but it is not ADHD. He was getting THE RIGHT treatment for what he has before last season, and look what happened. I don't think that that will be a problem if Kaman becomes a Bobcat.