Easily provide a double double, qualify AND help lead the Germans to the semifinals
Provides inside presence and only qualify
Germans don't qualify but Kaman gives the fans a glimpse of a bright future for the National Team
Has a bad tournament but the Germans qualify
The Germans don't qualify and Kaman has a below average tournament
Clippers' Kaman becomes German citizen for Games
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Los Angeles Clippers center Chris Kaman has received German citizenship and will team up with Dirk Nowitzki for Germany at an Olympic qualifying tournament later this month.
Kaman, whose great-grandparents were German, averaged 15.7 points and 12.7 rebounds last season with the Clippers.
The 7-foot Kaman will add size to a German team seeking to qualify for its first Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona Games.
"We'll be stronger under the baskets with Chris," Nowitzki said Thursday.
The German team is practicing at home for a warmup tournament before it travels to Greece for the July 14-20 qualifying event in Athens.
"Chris is a significant addition and we'll now have to integrate him in time for the Athens tournament," coach Dirk Bauermann said.
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How will Coach Bauermann utilize the big fella?
Do you think that the Germans will qualify for the Olympics?
How much of a positive impact will this NBA starter and future All Star provide for the Germans?
"No hay poder en el mundo que pueda cambiar el destino"
I think that, right now, he's useful mostly on defense and rebounding. And after the new rules take place, he can be an interesting scoring option.
This will be big for Germany. Dirk can slide down to power forward, where he is more effective, while Kaman can take care of things at the slot. Big things (literally) are coming up for this team.
Emman Monfort says you may kiss his PBA draftee's ass
...Kaman-Novitsky at C and PF? Sounds scary....a loto of european teams were about to think that the strenght of Germany eas over, Dirk was getting old and tired of playing for a mediocre team but now it seems every bif force in Europe has to face a new threat, cause under the basket Germans are huge and successful!