Lakers News: Latest on Chris Kaman, Kobe Bryant and More from Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Lakers have been struggling since Kobe Bryant’s return on Dec. 8, winning just one game during that span. Of course, this has led to plenty of subplots emerging concerning potential trades, the Black Mamba’s health, the future of the team and more.

If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest news surrounding the organization over the past few days, fret not, as I have you covered.

Here is the latest buzz and up-to-date information on the Lakers.


Chris Kaman Frustrated

After being heralded as a solid offseason acquisition for Los Angeles, Chris Kaman has languished on the end of head coach Mike D’Antoni’s bench and played sparingly in recent contests.

The big man isn’t exactly sure why he’s there, but he is certainly upset about his demotion after coming to Hollywood to turn his career around, according to ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne via Pro Basketball Talk:

It's absolutely not what I was looking for. 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 a mere 8.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.8 blocks per game this season, appearing in just 13 of the team’s 24 contests. While back problems have been an issue, the 31-year-old admitted that he’s completely healthy at this juncture.

The 11-year veteran appears to be a prime candidate to be traded this season and became eligible to be moved on Dec. 15. He’s making $3.2 million for the season, an expiring contract that runs out this summer.

However, Kaman told Shelburne that he’s heard nothing in terms of a potential trade:

The conversations I've had have been, 'Let's stick with it. Let's play it out a little more. Let's see where things go...

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