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Clippers Would Trade Kaman For Small Forward



According to Realgm.com and ESPN's Mark Stein's "Daily Dime" the "Clippers Would Trade Kaman For Small Forward ".   We just so happen to be overloaded with Small Forwards.   We gotta do something!

http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/71162/20110115/clippers_would_trade_kaman_for_small_forward/

Kaman is an all star type presence in the middle.   I'd take him over Bynum and day of the week and twice on Sundays and holidays.   He's more consistent.   He's "smarter" in Basketball IQ, well maybe that one not so much.   But he is talent and we need him now.   Lon Babby, I hope you see this one.    While we currently have Gortat and Lopez at our 5 adding Kaman would not be a bad thing and I'll explain why.   First of all, removing some of the glut of small forwards we have is a priority.   If we weren't so overloaded on the wings we might have been able to watch Earl Clark develop - he's looked decent for the magic in spot duty guarding Kevn Durant :/   Anyway, Pietrus, Dudley, Hill, Carter, and froman Childress, even Warrick are all potential "Small Forwards".   I think the only reason Warrick is considered a "4" is because he has no range on his jumpshot and likes to dunk everything.    He doesn't have the beef to match up to a Pau Gasol or any of the larger Power Forwards out there.  Heck, stand him up to Amare and it looks like his lilttle brother.   So of the 5 or 6 Small forwards I mentioned, we could definitely drop a few, as it is there are not enough minutes to go around and then we got talent on the bench that will never see the light of day.  Pietrus and Chili are the one's currenly riding the pine.  Maybe we could sell the Clippers on all the fantastic game experience Chili got in Greece.  It's a good story anyway and they might buy it, as long as they don't watch any tape of his jumpshots (has he even hit one this year?    Yeah yeah he's still adjusting to after his broken finger but he should at least make one ever)

For Kaman it would be worth it.     We could go big and have Kaman, Lopez and Frye out there.   Frye being the somewhat 2/3 man since he just like's to hang out on the perimiter and shoot jumpers.   Kaman/Gortat have more power games both have a nice touch.   Lopez has a nice touch and a bit of range, he kinda could be a decent power forward.  Anyway with that beef up front we wouldn't be getting killed on the glass every game.   Heck, if it didn't work out Kaman or the other bigs have much more value than our small forwards and could easily net a power forward in trade.   Most teams are hurting at center and would give up quality players to get one.    If the crazy clippers are willing to trade big for small then we need to offer something substantial before they change their mind and come to their senses.   How often to quality big men come around in the league?  Not often enough, come on Babby do your job.

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