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Despite seeing limited court time this season and being involved in trade deadline day discussions, Chris Kaman will be hanging around for the Los Angeles Lakers’ final 24 games.
According to ESPN Los Angeles’ Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers and Kaman won’t be looking to complete a buyout this week seeing as the veteran “likes playing for Lakers.”
Players must be bought out by March 1 in order for them to be eligible to join another team destined for the playoffs. That’s why well-known names such as Danny Granger, Metta World Peace and Jimmer Fredette have all successfully completed buyouts within the past few days.
It’s quite surprising to hear that Kaman apparently likes playing for the Lakers as many have considered him to be frustrated with his situation seeing as he signed with the purple and gold in order to get lots of minutes and an opportunity to show he can still play in the league.
However, Kaman has seen an increased role as of late and perhaps that’s the reason he’s happy to hang around for the rest of the year as opposed to agreeing to a buyout in order to sign with a contender.