UPDATE: Mary Schmitt Boyer has posted an article regarding the Cavaliers’ interest in Kaman. Check that out here. Also, Terry Pluto said on his Twitter account that he got a “no comment” from a higher up in the Cavalier organization, which Pluto believes means there is some genuine interest.
In recent days, New Orleans GM Dell Demps made it public that the team is actively trying to trade center Chris Kaman. There have been several teams reportedly interested, but you had not heard the Cavaliers mentioned as a potential suitor. Then, this morning, the @PDcavsinsider Twitter handle, presumably Mary Schmitt Boyer, tweeted this.
Kaman, now 30 years old, has career averages of 11.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Now in his eighth NBA season, Kaman, the sixth pick of the 2003 NBA Draft, was on the Cavaliers’ radar a couple of years ago, but injury issues made the wine and gold hesitant to acquire him. While this tweet only implies possible interest, it would be a surprise to see the Cavaliers target Kaman, despite his status as a true traditional center. Anderson Varejao takes up most of those center minutes at the moment, and with Andy having one of his best seasons statistically (not to mention being younger than Kaman), the rebuilding Cavaliers should look elsewhere for a center, perhaps in June with big boards, suits, and funny looking draft hats.