Chris Kaman voices his unhappiness with the Los Angeles Lakers offense

12/31/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Dec 27, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman (9) grabs a pass while being guarded by Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) during the fourth quarter at EnergySolutions Arena. Utah Jazz won the game 105-103.  Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY SportsIf there's anyone on the Los Angeles Lakers who should be upset about Coach Mike D'Antoni's rotation, it's Chris Kaman. And he is not very happy at all.

The center, who is on a one year contract, has previously voiced his concern about not getting enough minutes, and he's right! 

He's played in only 18 games this season, and is constantly benched after having a great game. For example, in the game against the Phoenix Suns, Kaman was the only player who by the numbers had a positive effect on the team. Then, Kaman was benched throughout the entire Christmas game when the Lakers could have definitely used his defensive presence.

After the game against the Philadelphia 76ers, in which Kaman only played 10 minutes, he said:

Frustrated Chris Kaman on ankle/9 minutes: "You play pretty decent the game before, it’s like there’s no benefit. Throw it out the window."

— Bill Oram (@bill_oram) December 30, 2013

While Kaman can play a stretch four, he's better used as a pure center. However, in this system, he's catching the ball near the three point line, leaving no one in the paint for a quick bucket. 

His frustration is completely understandable, and it's almost like his plea to future teams who may offer him a contract: "I'm not getting to be all that I can."

The Lakers need every bit of play that they can get right now, especially from their big guys who just want to play hard.
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