As predicted in this space last week, Chris Kaman is headed to Dallas…
As an All-Star reserve and not, as I predicted, to join the Dallas Mavericks.
Kaman was added to the Western Conference roster as a replacement for Portland’s Brandon Roy, who will miss the game due to an injury to his hamstring.
Kaman’s addition to the team means the Clippers will now be represented by three people in at least three events for the weekend: Kaman in Sunday’s game; Eric Gordon in the Rookie-Sophomore Challenge and in the “Dunk-In,” where he will compete against Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan Friday night to earn a right to compete in Saturday night’s Dunk Contest; and by Brent Barry in the “Shooting Stars” competition as part of Team Los Angeles. Barry won the 1996 Slam Dunk Championship as a member of the Clippers. The winning dunk can be seen here.
Kaman’s addition to the team also means new full-time GM Mike Dunleavy Sr. will be able to add the term “All-Star” in front of Kaman’s name when he’s negotiating with rival GMs in the days leading up to the NBA’s trade deadline.