Friday, February 18, 2011

Chris Kaman's Epic Return

This video isn't recent as you may or may not have been able to tell. What is recent is Chris Kaman playing 9 and a half spot minutes for the Clippers against the Timberwolves Wednesday night. News has been sketchy at best about when Kaman would return and what his role was going to be now that Deandre Jordon has "cemented" himself into the starting five next to the "Biracial Facial". Deandre's starting numbers look like 7/8 with 1.8 blocks while shooting an absurd 67% from the floor because all he does is dunk. Some numbers that could definitely help you in most leagues, but also numbers that could go down if Jordan get's his minutes cut into by a gun-happy proven like Kaman. Kaman has been a fantasy draft staple for 6 odd seasons now, too rough around the edges for a top 50 slection but always a nice 2nd/3rd tier center you could get cheaper than his counter parts. So what now? What the fuck happens now? Deandre is no offensive dynamo and Vinny Del Negro knows it. Kaman is a rock around the hoop and with Eric Gordon still out, the Clippers desperately need someone to take pressure off Blake Griffin. Randy Foye has been a decent option but is basically the new Ricky Davis. Baron Davis has never shot better than 43% for a whole season. Rasual Butler, Al-Farouq Aminu and Ryan Gomes just stand around like a bunch of sucked off dicks. They need him. It might take a while, and Blake will still be the #1 option in Clipperland, but Kaman will get his conditioning back up and eventually usurp Deandre Jordon as the other half of the other half of the LA bigs. Book it.

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