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With the Lakers last season, Kaman averaged 10.4 points in 18.9 minutes, albeit in only 39 games after quickly becoming a casualty of Mike D’Antoni’s preference for perimeter-oriented players. “I can point fingers all day long. But it was my choice where I went,” said Kaman, who joined the Lakers in 2013 on a one-year deal worth $3.2 million. “I made the call and thought it would work. I don’t think that Mike D’Antoni purposely tried to screw anybody over. It’s just the way he wants to play people.” Los Angeles Daily News

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"Did you hold her hand or watch the game?" CJ McCollum asked Kaman Sunday night, when he overheard Kaman mention that he watched the game. "No, no, no, I was watching the game," Kaman said, incredulous. "I said, 'I'll start holding your hand when you start to push.'" Barrett weighed eight pounds, two ounces and stretched a staggering 22 inches when he was born. When he arrived and the gravity of the moment hit Kaman, he was overcome with emotion. Oregonian

December 28, 2014 Updates

The Trail Blazers welcomed a new member to their extended family early Saturday morning, when Chris Kaman and his wife Emilie gave birth to their first child. Barrett Christopher Kaman was born at 12:27 a.m. -- on 12-27 -- and his measurements were quite Kaman-esque: He weighed eight pounds, two ounces and stretched a whopping 22-inches long. "Jeeeesus!" Damian Lillard said, when informed about the baby's length. "They might have another NBA player there." Oregonian

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This season, his rim protection numbers are similarly strong. And the Blazers have benefited. "I just think it's a concentration thing for me," Kaman said. "I think some years, I haven't taken the initiative to put myself in the position to be more of a defensive-minded player. I've been trying to do more scoring. But I knew, coming here, I was going to have to do a little bit of both. So I've just been trying to focus on doing my job defensively. And when [Aldridge] goes out, try to be a little more aggressive offensively to score." NBA.com

November 20, 2014 Updates

Houston is more likely than Cleveland as a landing spot via trade for Corey Brewer, according to ESPN.com ... Q: You look like you are in great shape and very motivated this year. Would you say that this is the team for you? Would you like to stay in Portland long-term? Chris Kaman: "So far, so good. I don't know how much longer term I've got, you know. I think it depends on what happens this summer with a lot of guys who are restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents." Oregonian

Q: The elusive Sasquatch is said to live deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. Do you think Big Foot is given enough credit for staying under the radar this long? Post career on the hardwood, would you be willing to shift gears and dedicate your time to finding the big fella? Chris Kaman: He laughs. "I don't know if I'll have time to find him. But if he is real, he's done a heck of a job hiding. You think they'd find a dead corpse or a bone or something. But they have that predator invisible shield." Me: So you're not willing to say he exists? A: "I don't know. I'm skeptical about it. You just never have seen a body. I've never seen actual evidence. You've got these doctored up pictures. That's about it." Oregonian

November 15, 2014 Updates

Lot of surprises there, including Lopez' teammate Mason Plumlee ahead of Tim Duncan. Then again, Hollins is mostly using Plumlee only against bench players so he's boosting numbers that way. Same might be true of Gobert. Omer Asik, Roy Hibbert, Gasol, those are all established. Maybe most impressive is Robin Lopez and Chris Kaman's numbers together. That's a big deal for Portand, who was atrocious last year at defense. They finished 16th in defensive efficiency, but had outlier performances against the West that were much worse. They've ticked up to 10th this season. CBSSports.com

November 13, 2014 Updates
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One reporter asked Stotts whether he would consider Kaman grabbing rebounds outside of his body as an “out of body experience,” which caused Stotts to chuckle. “I don’t even want to venture what a Kaman out of body experience would be.” The Columbian

November 9, 2014 Updates
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While playing defense, Kaman backed into Mozgov in an effort to box him out as a Denver player attempted a shot from the perimeter. But as Kaman pushed Mozgov, the 7-foot-1 center toppled on Kaman's back and chomped down on his head with his teeth. "I went back pretty hard and I must've hit him in the chest," Kaman said, retelling the story. "He kind of folded over and his teeth went down on my head." Oregonian

Kaman instantly cupped his head, felt a gash and blood. He was pulled from the game and taken to the locker room, where he was given three stitches. After the game, he was wearing a big bandage on his balding head, but said he felt "pretty good." "It happened so fast, I was like, 'What the heck?" Kaman said. "I felt his teeth kind of crush me in and I was like, 'Crap, I know I'm going to need some stitches." Oregonian

October 22, 2014 Updates

The Trail Blazers' backup big man suffered a head laceration when Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov inadvertently gnawed on it during the Blazers' 93-75 victory at Coors Events Center. While playing defense, Kaman backed into Mozgov in an effort to box him out as a Denver player attempted a shot from the perimeter. But as Kaman pushed Mozgov, the 7-foot-1 center toppled on Kaman's back and chomped down on his head with his teeth. "I went back pretty hard and I must've hit him in the chest," Kaman said, retelling the story. "He kind of folded over and his teeth went down on my head." Oregonian

October 14, 2014 Updates

So shooting a bear is the dream? Chris Kaman: Bear, Alaskan moose would be sweet, a caribou, a musk ox, there’s so many cool hunts you could do. Potentially, like, a lion. That would be awesome, too. It’s so hard with the seasons and the timings. I mean getting tags for something like that is an interesting adventure in itself. I think it’s $60,000 to kill a lion. For The Win

Have you ever taken any teammates fishing with you? Chris Kaman: Nah, I’ve taken some members of the coaching staff and a few other people who work for the team, but none of my teammates have wanted to come on an adventure with me. I mean, most of them don’t know how to swim. They don’t want to go in a boat. For The Win

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