On a need to know basis

Phil Jackson learned about Kaman’s absence when he was asked how it would impact tonight’s game.

“I didnt know he wasnt playing,” Jackson said. “Thanks for the information. Hes an interior defender. He can be a problem if youre going to the basket. Offensively, it takes away a post up opportunity for them. Thats a big part, but we know theyve got plenty of guys that can post with [Cuttino] Mobley sitting down in there and [Tim] Thomas has even posted a little bit in recent games.”

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