Once the Los Angeles Lakers lost center Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets in free agency, they signed veteran center Chris Kaman in an attempt to replace at least a portion of Howard’s production.
Things have not gone as planned for Kaman or the Lakers.
Kaman has completely fallen out of the Lakers’ rotation, playing in just one of the Lakers’ last 11 games.
“It’s absolutely not what I was looking for,” Kaman told Ramona Shelburne ESPN Los Angeles on Monday morning after the Lakers’ shootaround. “It’s not really in my control. I just try to keep working hard and be ready if the time comes. And if it doesn’t, then it just wasn’t meant to be.”
Kaman is averaging 8.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 16.8 minutes per game.
“Never did I think I would come here and not play, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have come,” Kaman said. “I had a bunch of other options, but I saw opportunity here.”
Kaman’s Lakers will be in Atlanta to take on the Hawks at 7:30 pm EST Monday night.