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Chris Kaman Extremely Frustrated By Lack Of Playing Time

Chris Kaman is very frustrated with the Los Angeles Lakers and coach Mike D’Antoni. He is averaging a career low 16.8 mpg and finds himself at the end of the bench. Kaman expressed his frustration to the media, he almost says he regrets joining the Lakers. This is not good news for Mike D’Antoni, coming into the season Chris Kaman and Pau Gasol were supposed to be his top two big men and now both are very unhappy.

As per LA Times:

“The reserve center continues to find himself at the end of the bench during Lakers games. No playing time, no stat line, nothing. It’s not what he envisioned when he signed a one-year, $3.2-million free-agent deal with the Lakers in July. ‘I’m just going to take the high road and do the right thing, but it’s definitely not what I was told coming in here,’ he said on Monday.

‘Obviously, I would have never came here if they had said, ‘We’re not going to play you at all.’ I thought I had a good opportunity coming here. It’s frustrating and I want to be able to try to help if I can, you know? And I really, truly think I can, but it’s not up to me.’ Kaman was the only healthy Lakers player not used in a 114-100 loss Monday to Atlanta, the lone member of the ‘DNP-Coach’s Decision’ club.

‘I can’t be [irritated] because I’m getting paid a lot of money to do what I do and I can’t complain,’ said Kaman, an 11-year veteran. ‘Obviously, as a human being, I have emotions and things. And so there’s frustration. A lot of people think I’m still hurt, but I assure you I am not still hurt.’

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