Chris Kaman Background

Chris

Kaman

Height: 7-0

Weight: 265

DOB: 4/28/82

School: Central Michigan

NBA Years: 11

NBA All-Star (1)

HOW ACQUIRED:

Signed by the Lakers as a free agent July 12, 2013.


2012-13 Season:

Appeared in 66 games (52 starts) with Dallas, averaging 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in 20.7 minutes while shooting 50.7% (313-617 FGs) from the field and 78.8% (67-85 FTs) from the foul line … Recorded six 20+ point games, four 10+ rebound games and three double doubles ... In Mavericks debut, posted 16 points (8-9 FG) 11/3 vs. Charlotte ... In first start of season, totaled 22 points (8-15 FG), eight rebounds and three assists 11/7 vs. Toronto ... Recorded 23 points (10-12 FG, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds and three assists 11/14 vs. Washington ... Totaled 15 points, eight rebounds and season-high six blocks 11/17 at Cleveland ... Notched first double-double of season with 18 points and a season-high 17 rebounds 11/19 vs. Golden State … Scored 20 points (9-13 FG) 11/27 at Philadelphia … Recorded 800th career block 12/1 vs. Detroit ... Totaled 20 points and eight rebounds 12/18 vs. Philadelphia ... Posted 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks 1/2 at Miami ... Scored 7,000th career point 3/15 vs. Cleveland ... Posted a season-high 26 points (12-21 FG), 11 rebounds and two blocks 4/7 at Portland ... DNP-CD four times ... Missed first two games of the season with a strained right calf (10/30 at LA Lakers, 10/31 at Utah) … Miissed 10 games (concussion) 1/29 - 2/22.

Career

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Chris Kaman #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against Dewayne Dedmon #21 of the Golden State Warriors during the 2013 Global Games on October 18, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.

Selected by L.A. Clippers in the first round (sixth overall pick) of the 2003 NBA Draft … Traded to New Orleans along with Eric Gordon, Al-Farouq Aminu and a 2012 first round draft pick in exchange for Chris Paul and two 2015 second round draft picks (12/14/11) … Signed by Dallas as a free agent (7/13/12) ... 2010 NBA All-Star ... Two-time Western Conference Player of the Week (11/8/09, 1/10/10) ... One of only 13 players since entering the league in 2003 to record at least 7,000 points, 4,000 rebounds and 800 blocked shots ... Owns 94 20+ point games, 193 10+ rebound games, seven 20+ rebound games, five 20-point/20-rebound games and 166 double-doubles.

2011-12:

Appeared in 47 games (33 starts) with New Orleans, averaging 13.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.64 blocks in 29.1 minutes ... Recorded 15 double-doubles including six 20-point/10-rebound games … Led team in total rebounds (364) and blocks (77) … Led team in scoring 10 times, rebounds 21 times and assists twice … Totaled 10 20+ point games … Posted a season-high 27 points (12-22 FG) and 13 rebounds 2/13 vs. Utah ... Tallied 21 points (10-25 FG) and 13 rebounds 2/22 at Cleveland … Recorded 20 points and 13 rebounds 3/2 vs. Dallas ... Tallied 18 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high eight assists 3/7/12 at Sacramento … Recorded 12 points and a season-high 16 rebounds 3/12 vs. Charlotte ... Posted 21 points and 12 rebounds 3/14 vs. LA Lakers ... Totaled 14 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high tying five blocks 4/4 vs. Denver ... Finished with 21 points (9-10 FG) and 10 rebounds 4/7 vs. Minnesota … Missed 12 games due to injury (6 - bruised left tibia, 5 - illness, 1 - sprained left ankle) and seven games due to an organizational decision.

2010-11:

Appeared in 32 games (15 starts) with the LA Clippers, averaging 12.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.50 blocks in 26.2 minutes ... Led team in scoring twice, five times in in rebounds and 12 times in blocks ... Posted six double-doubles ... Scored in double-figures 22 times including five 20+ point games ... Tallied 13 points and a season-high 13 rebounds 10/31 vs. Dallas ... Scored 23 points 11/6 at Utah ... Scored 21 points 3/2 vs. Houston ... Totaled 23 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high five assists 3/11 at New Jersey ... Recorded 21 points and 11 rebounds 3/20 vs. Phoenix ... Posted a season-high 28 points (10-18 FG), 12 rebounds and four blocks 3/23 vs. Washington ... Totaled 12 points, eight rebounds and a season-high six blocks 4/6 at Oklahoma City ... Missed 45 games with an aggravated bone bruise - left ankle (11/10 - 12/1/10; 12/6 - 2/14), two games with a viral Illness (4/1 - 4/2) and three games with a bone bruise, right knee (4/8 - 4/13).

2009-10:

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Chris Kaman #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a shot against the Atlanta Hawks on November 3, 2013 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.

2010 Western Conference All-Star ... Appeared in 76 games (all starts), averaging a career-high 18.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.24 blocks in 34.3 minutes ... Ranked among NBA leaders in scoring (25th), rebounds (14th), blocks (23rd) and field goal percentage (.490/35th) ... One of eight players league-wide to average 18+ points and 9+ rebounds ... Ranked 17th in the NBA in double-doubles (33) ... Led Clippers in scoring 33 times, blocks 25 times and rebounds 27 times ... Posted 39 20+ point games ... Two-time Western Conference Player of the Week for weeks of 11/1-11/7 and 1/4-1/10 ... Totaled 13 points, seven rebounds and a season-high six assists 11/20 vs. Denver ... Scored a career-high 29 points (13-21 FG, 3-5 FT) 12/22 at Houston ... Totaled 22 points and a season-high 16 rebounds 2/20 vs. Sacramento and 4/4 vs. New York ... Posted 22 points, seven rebounds and a season-high five blocks 4/14 vs. LA Lakers ... Missed four games with a sore lower back (1/12 - 1/16) and two games with a sprained left ankle (1/29 - 1/31).

2008-09:

Appeared in 31 games (24 starts), averaging 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.45 blocks in 29.7 minutes … Shot a career-best 52.8% (161-305 FGs) from the field ... Ranked 5th on team with 45 blocks … Posted 17 double-figure scoring games including two 20+ point games ... Recorded nine double-doubles … Posted 10+ rebounds 10 times ... Led Clippers in scoring four times, rebounds 14 times and blocks 12 times … Posted 15 points and a season-high 15 rebounds 10/31 vs. Denver ... Tallied 23 points and 11 rebounds 11/7 vs. Houston ... Totaled a season-high 25 points (11-13 FG, 3-3 FT), 14 rebounds, season-high six assists and season-high four blocks 11/19 at Oklahoma City … Missed 51 games, 48 of which were due to a sore left foot.

2007-08:

Appeared in 56 games (55 starts), averaging 15.7 points, a team-high 12.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 2.77 blocks in 37.2 minutes ... Ranked among NBA leaders in blocks (3rd), minutes (25th) and double-doubles (14th/36) ... Recorded five games with 20+ rebounds and 14 games with 20+points … Posted three 20-point/20-rebound efforts (22 points, 22 rebounds 12/2 vs. Indiana, 22 points, 20 rebounds 12/28 at Phoenix, 20 points, 21 rebounds 1/23 vs. Sacramento) … Led team in rebounding 50 times, blocks 45 times and scoring 13 times … Totaled a season-high 26 points and 18 rebounds 11/2 vs. Golden State ... Posted a season-high 26 points and 12 rebounds 12/7 at Sacramento ... Totaled 10 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high nine blocks 1/19 vs. New Jersey ... Tallied 16 points, seven rebounds and a season-high six assists 3/28 at Utah ... Missed 26 games due to injury: One game with a left shin contusion (1/26), four games with flu-like symptoms (1/28 - 2/2), 13 games with a sore lower back (2/23 - 2/29, 3/10 - 3/25) and eight games with a sprained right ankle (4/2 - 4/16).

2006-07:

Appeared in 75 games (66 starts), averaging 10.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.55 blocks in 29.0 minutes ... Ranked among league leaders in rebounds (21st) and blocks (19th) ... Recorded 14 double-doubles, four 20+ point games and 18 games with 10+ rebounds … Led team in rebounds 26 times, blocks 30 times and steals six times ... Tallied nine points and a season-high 15 rebounds 1/28 at Seattle ... Totaled a season-high tying 20 points, 13 rebounds and season-high tying six blocks 2/14 vs. Atlanta ... Posted nine points, 10 rebounds and a season-high seven assists 3/31 at Portland.

2005-06:

Appeared in 78 games (all starts), averaging 11.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.38 blocks in 32.8 minutes ... Ranked among NBA leaders in rebounds (9th), field goal percentage (12th/.523) and blocks (24th) ... Recorded 29 double-doubles (two 20-20 games), 49 double-figure scoring games, including 10 20+ point games, and 36 10+ rebound games … Led team in scoring five times, rebounds 31 times and blocks 24 times … Tallied 22 points and 22 rebounds 12/23 at Charlotte ... Totaled a season-high 25 points and 13 rebounds 1/6 at Sacramento ... Recorded a season high 25 points and 10 rebounds 1/14 vs. Seattle ... Posted 24 points, a career-high 23 rebounds, career-high four steals and three blocks 3/13 vs. Minnesota ... Missed two games with a sprained left ankle (2/27, 3/1) and one game with a sore left knee (4/16) ... Appeared in 11 playoff games (10 starts), averaging 10.7 points and 8.0 rebounds in 29.5 minutes.

2004-05:

Appeared in 63 games (50 starts), averaging 9.1 points and 6.7 rebounds in 25.9 minutes …Posted 15 double-doubles … Recorded 30 double-figure scoring games including four 20+ point contests ... Totaled 10+ rebounds 14 times … Led team in rebounds 16 times and in blocks 19 times ... Scored a season-high 23 points (11-17 FG) 1/15 at Sacramento ... Totaled 14 points, a season-high 16 rebounds and season-high tying five blocks 1/26 vs. LA Lakers ... Missed 12 games due to injury: 11 with a left ankle sprain (11/3 - 11/21) and one with a sore lower back (4/16).

2003-04:

Appeared in 82 games (61 starts), averaging 6.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.89 blocks in 22.5 minutes … Only Clipper to play in all 82 games … Recorded six double-doubles … Ranked 2nd among all rookies in blocks, 3rd in field goal percentage and 4th in rebounding … Posted first career double-double with 12 points (5-6 FG) and a season-high 15 rebounds 11/22 at Minnesota ... Tallied a season-high 19 points and 12 rebounds 3/27 vs. Minnesota ... Totaled eight points (4-7 FG) and 7 rebounds in 19 minutes for the Rookie Team in the Rookie-Sophomore Game at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.

COLLEGE:

Averaged 15.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over his three-season collegiate career at Central Michigan … Ranks seventh on CMU’s all-time rebounding list (707) and 11th in scoring (1,250) while holding the CMU record for career field goal percentage (.608) … One of only six players in CMU’s 1,000-point, 600-rebound club … As a junior, averaged 22.4 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocks in 31 games … Named Mid-American Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press, First Team All-MAC as well as being named the MAC Tournament MVP as a junior … Helped lead CMU to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since the 1987 season … As a sophomore, averaged 11.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 24 games … MAC All-Freshman team selection.

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2013-14 Chris Kaman

Personal

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Chris Kaman #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors at Citizens Business Bank Arena on October 5, 2013 in Ontario, California.
  • Born April 28, 1982 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Full name is Christopher Zane Kaman
  • Is a dual citizen of both the United States and Germany
  • Acquired German citizenship in July 2008 (due to his great-grandparents German heritage) to play on the German National Team
  • Played in eight games for Germany at EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania, averaging 15.5 points (53.9 FG%) and 10.0 rebounds in 27.9 minutes
  • In 2008, joined Dirk Nowitzki as a member of the German National Team and helped the squad qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the Germans’ first Olympic berth since 1992
  • In five games at the 2008 Olympics, averaged 10.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 19.8 minutes
  • Married his girlfriend Emilie during the summer of 2010
  • Participated in the Junior Clippers and Fastbreak to Fitness programs during the 2009-10 season
  • Hosts free basketball camps for local kids in his hometown during the off-season
  • Met with students of the Most Valuable Pupils Program presented by Chevron prior to the Jan. 16, 2012, contest vs. Portland
  • Met with students of the Youth Leadership Academy to congratulate them for being good leaders and motivate them to keep up the hard work during Jan. 2012.

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