Chris Kaman reiterates frustrations with role

Chris Kaman, the man of many words and unfiltered opinions had plenty to say regarding his frustrating season. Among the highlights

-Kaman said “for sure” that he would like to return to the Lakers so long as it was “the right situation”

-On not playing with Pau Gasol: “I anticipated that. I didn’t think that worked out how I anticipated either. My frustration through the year and me coming off the bench and not play for five games … I don’t think coach did any of that on purpose. Two bigs don’t fit into his style of offense. It might be a tough spill to swallow. That’s something more on my fault and I should’ve paid more attention going into this.”

-On Mike D’Antini: “I had my issues with me and coach. He knew I was frustrated and knew I was struggling through the situation. At the end of the day, we both came to an agreement that it wasn’t going to work and change around the way he was coaching. I thought that was part of the issue.”

On what changes Mitch Kupchak said the team will make: “They don’t have plans yet. They’re trying to finish up exit interviews with all the guys.”

-Said his strained right calf tendon will be fine with rest

-Clarified that he told D’Antoni that he didn’t want to play token minutes because it would be better for Robert Sacre to develop more so than his frustration with not playing. Kaman admitted, “Toward the end, I became a little unprofessional by the end of it.”


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