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Hornets find some interest in Kaman trade, but not much

Jan 30, 2012, 11:54 AM EDT

Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman AP

Chris Kaman is going to be sitting on the Hornets bench until he is traded.

He could be sitting a while.

The Hornets have gotten some calls from teams interested in acquiring the veteran center, reports the Times Picayune. That is different from saying those teams are making offers New Orleans has any interest in.

Since General Manager Dell Demps said this past Friday they intend to trade Kaman, at least five teams have inquired, including Southwest Division rivals the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets.

The problem is the Hornets want young players and picks back for Kaman, which teams are not exactly willing to part with. One of the other five teams was the Golden State Warriors, reports the Contra Costa Times, detailing the situation.

But Golden State, badly in need of a center after Kwame Brown went down with a torn chest muscle, is not a likely suitor because the price is too high. The Hornets want expiring contracts, draft picks and young talent. The Warriors have just one significant expiring contract (Brown, whom they can’t trade yet per league rules), have only second-round picks to offer, and aren’t willing to part with any young talent.

Remember the league (which owns the Hornets right now) drove a hard bargain in the Chris Paul trade. Good luck doing that here. Eventually they may move him but for a lot less than they hoped to get.

  1. edmazeing1 - Jan 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    SPURS…….2nd Round pick & Anderson!!!

  2. rohlo - Jan 30, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    rockets have more to offer than sperms!!! 2nd rd pick plus expirring contracts of jordan hill etc… rockets have more workable parts!!!

  3. Alohamrhand - Jan 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    The Lakers should do a trade.Nah Stern will just void it without a valid explanation as to why.

  4. mgscott - Jan 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    He’s one scary lookin dude

  5. dexterismyhero - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    he is just ugly…………..

  6. jimsjam33 - Jan 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Chris Kaman can flat out play when he is healthy . He is healthy right now and three years back he was an all-star . He has a shooter’s touch , but can defend and pass . He has good speed and is an astute student of the game ( in other words he is a coach on the court for the youngsters ) Yes , Golden State could use him as his ability is far superior to Kwame Brown who is a major bust . Not only is his play amaturish at his best , but he is constantly injured and not on the floor . I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not .
    The Clippers should take him back at a reduced rate and let the Hornets pay most of his salary for the remainder of the season . That put’s the Clippers a step closer to the Thunder in talent , as a reserve behind DeAndre Jordan . . Tonight’s game pits the power ranking 1 and 5 teams playing at Staples . The Thunder vs. The Clippers . The Clips will win on their home court as Blake Griffin will play a bust out game for the victory .

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