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Chris Kaman

Date of birth : 1982-04-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-25

Christopher Kaman is an American-German basketball player for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. Kaman stands 7'0" (2.13 m) and weighs 265 pounds (120 kg). He was selected sixth overall in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Clippers, after a college basketball career at Central Michigan University.

2009-10 (Clippers):

Had strongest season of his NBA career en route to being named an NBA All-Star for first time...averaged teamhigh 18.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists in 34.3 minutes...finished the season ranked 25th in points per game in the NBA...ranked 14th in the NBA in rebounds per game... finished the season ranked 35th in the NBA in field goal percentage (49.0)...ranked 23rd in the NBA in blocks per game (1.24)...one of just eight players in the NBA to average 18+ points and 9+ rebounds...ranked 17th in the NBA in double-doubles...had team-high 33 double-doubles...named NBA Player of the Week two times...led Clippers in scoring a team-high 33 times...led team in blocks 25 times, rebounds 27 times and minutes 21 times...scored 20+ points 39 times...10/27/09 at Lakers, enjoyed strong season-opener with 18 points (8-17 FG, 2-2 FT) and 16 rebounds, his first double-double since 4/10/09... 10/28/09 vs. Phoenix, had 22 pts (10-17 FG, 2-2 FT) and nine rebounds...10/31/09 vs. Dallas, scored 27 points (12-19 FG, 3-3 FT) with 11 rebounds in 43:30...11/2/09 vs. Minnesota, had 25 points (10-15 FG, 5-7 FT), and 11 rebounds...11/9/09 named Western Conference Player of the Week for week of 11/1/09-11/7/09...12/19/09 at Philadelphia, had 24 points (11-17 FG, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 36:22...12/21/09 at San Antonio, had 23 points (10-18 FG, 3-4 FT) and 15 rebounds...12/22/09 at Houston, had a career-high 29 points (13-21 FG, 35 FT)...12/27/09 vs. Boston, had 27 points (12-21 FG, 3-3 FT) and 12 rebounds...12/31/09 vs. Philadelphia, had 26 pts (11-21 FG, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds... 1/6/10 vs. Lakers, had 21 points (7-19 FG, 7-7 FT) and 14 rebounds…1/10/10 vs. Miami, had 22 points (10-24 FG, 2-2 FT) and 14 rebounds... 1/11/10, Named Western Conference Player of Week for second time, for week of 1/4-1/10... named to first NBA All-Star Team on 2/8/10, selected by Commissioner David Stern as an injury replacement for guard Brandon Roy (Portland)...tallied four points and three rebounds in 10:43 played in the All-Star Game...2/20/10 vs. Sacramento, had 22 points (9-18 FG, 4-6 FT) and 16 rebounds... 2/24/10 vs. Detroit, tallied 21 pts (8-18 FG, 5- 7 FT) and 15 rebounds...3/31/10 at Toronto, recorded 22 points (10-20 FG, 2-6 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and three blocks... 4/4/10 vs. New York, had 22 points (11-17 FG) and 16 rebounds...4/10/10 vs. Golden State, had 27 points (11-17 FG, 5-6 FT) and 10 rebounds…

2008-09 (Clippers):
Averaged 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.45 blocks in 29.7 minutes per game...played in 31 games, started 24 contests...shot .528 (161- 305) from the field...fifth on team with 45 blocks...recorded 10+ points 17 times, scored 20+ points two times...grabbed 10+ rebounds 10 times...finished with nine double-doubles... led Clippers in scoring four times, rebounds 14 times and blocks 12 times... missed a total of 51 games, 48 with sore left foot…team went 13-38 without him... 10/31/08 vs. Denver, recorded 15 points (4-15 FG, 7-8 FT), 15 rebounds - 1st double-double of year and four blocks in 44:14...11/3/08 vs. Utah, notched his third straight double-double with 19 points (9-12 FG, 1-4 FT), 10 rebounds and three blocks in 39:17...11/7/08 vs. Houston, tallied 23 points (11-18 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds and two blocks in 41:51... 11/15/08 vs. Golden State, had 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 FT) and 13 rebounds…11/17/08 vs. San Antonio, recorded 17 points (8-13 FG, 1-1 FT), 13 rebounds and three blocks...11/19/08 at Oklahoma City, notched 25 points (11-13 FG, 3- 3 FT), 14 rebounds, six assists and four blocks in 38:20...11/26/08 vs. Denver, started but played just 1st quarter before leaving with plantar fasciitis in left foot...11/29/08-3/7/09, DNP - INA - (Strained left foot)…

2007-08 (Clippers):
Averaged 15.7 points, a team-high 12.7 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 1.9 assists and 37.2 minutes in 56 games played (55 starts)… enjoyed a break-out season before being limited to 56 games due to injuries…finished 3rd in NBA with 2.77 blocks per game…finished 25th in NBA in minutes played…finished 14th in NBA with 36 double-doubles…had five 20+ rebound games…scored 20+ points 14 times…had three 20 point – 20 rebound games (12/2/07 vs. Indiana, 2/28/07 at Phoenix, 1/23/08 vs. Sacramento)…led team in rebounding 50 times, blocks 45 times and scoring 13 times…his 22 rebounds on 11/7/07 and 12/2/07 were Clipper season highs… missed 26 games due to injury…12/5/07 at Seattle, had 13th double-double, 19 points (7- 14 FG, 5-7 FT), 14 rebounds, and a seasonhigh five assists.

PERSONAL:

Married his girlfriend Emilie during the summer of 2010...participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing as a member of the German National Team due to his great-grandparents German heritage... played in all five of Germany’s Olympic games...averaged 10.4 points, 6.0 rebounds while shooting 48 percent from the field in 19.8 minutes...attended Tri-Unity Christian High School in Wyoming, Michigan.


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