Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Chris Kaman’s desire to “put the ball on the floor” was problematic last season.
The new Los Angeles Lakers center was frustrated with his role and limited playing time with the Dallas Mavericks last season, but Mark Cuban came to Rick Carlisle’s defense in a recent interview saying:
“I think we ran into problems, we couldn’t convince Chris not to put the ball on the floor. When Chris would just pick and pop, he was a top-five shooter in the NBA. But Chris had his own way of doing things, and that created some issues. It just didn’t work.” Mark Cuban said in an interview with Dallas News.
Kaman should pick up a bigger role and more minutes with the Lakers now that he takes over for Dwight Howard. Before he signed with the Lakers this off-season, he shot a career best 51 percent from 16-23 feet and 92 percent of those attempts were off assists. He averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in 66 games last season for the Mavericks.
It looks like Nash and Kobe will have another target to find.