When Chris Kaman decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason, he believe he could take advantage of the massive hole created at center by Dwight Howard, who left the Lakers to join the Houston Rockets in free agency.
Things have not gone as planned.
Kaman has played in only 35 games and is averaging just 18.5 minutes per game.
He has clashed with Lakers’ head coach Mike D’Antoni and says the two have not spoken in three weeks.
Kaman is not “at peace” about the situation.
“I’m not at peace about it. I’m [ticked] about it,” Kaman told Mark Medina of The Los Angeles Daily News. “I can’t control it. I’m not in charge. I don’t run the show. I don’t run the wheels. I don’t make the clock work. It’s somebody else. I’m a puppet. I don’t have my own strings under control. It’s tough. But the best thing I can do is play and be positive and finish on a strong note.”
Kaman, who is averaging 10.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 blocks per game, just wants the season to end.
“It’s been a long season,” Kaman told Robert Morales of The Long Beach Press-Telegram. “I can’t wait until it’s over, I’ll say that.”