Videos: Chris Kaman, Monty, and the Scrimmage

Published: December 20, 2011

In the last practice at the Alario Center before the last preseason game of the Hornets hectic preseason, I finally asked Chris Kaman the all-important question about his desired nickname. Answer—He doesn’t care. He’s a character, and I look forward to seeing what he brings to the locker room this year. Monty Williams talks a bit about the effects of the lockout, the problem Trevor Ariza presents to getting Aminu and Pondexter minutes, and more.

We also have full video of the scrimmage from under one of the baskets for anyone who missed it. Enjoy.


  1. Joe Gerrity

    December 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Also, I ask a dumb series of questions to Monty. In my head I didn’t use those words at all. Guess I still get a bit nervous sometimes. Live and learn…

    • Joe Gerrity

      December 20, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      Makes me feel sick even thinking I said that. Is Kaman a perfect fit as a shooter. What?? Not what I meant to say.

      What I wanted to know is whether or not he planned to use kaman to space the floor as a shooter or if he would mostly have him down low. And then if he saw Butch (before the injury) being the kind of big man who could step outside. By the look he gave me, clearly I did not express myself well.

      One day I will learn to use my words.

  2. ur_gmas_daughter

    December 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Let’s start a Kaman nickname contest… vote! Captain Kaaaaaamaaaaan

  3. Jalil Davis

    December 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    the video is unavailable…

  4. QueenBee

    December 20, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I think Kaman is getting tired of the ‘nickname’ questions. Bob Licht also asked him about a nickname.

  5. Leonel

    December 20, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Let’s just call him Chris? Hehe

  6. Nick Malone aka yankeesman77

    December 20, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    What about for Kaman…..Kane?

    Yes, the wrestling mark’ism is coming out of me concerning my favorite basketball team. So sue me.

  7. okithor

    December 20, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Watching that video confirms Jason Smith sucks and he has no confidence.

    • Trey

      December 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      Thats exactly why we should let Aminu get the back up role instead of J smith!

      • okithor

        December 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm

        I haven’t seen Aminu play much except against us last year where he look like a Quasi-All-Star. Can he play the 4?

      • Isaac

        December 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm

        Aminu played the 4 in college. He looks pretty lost on the perimeter. With his ridiculous length, he’s probably better used at the 4. It also looks like he added quite a bit of bulk since last year.

    • Kempleton

      December 21, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Jason Smith is a good shooter from the 15-20 foot range. Somebody has to teach him how to use his fake and then attack the basket, instead of faking multiple times doing nothing and eventually losing the ball.

      He could be money from the charity stripe if he learned how to attack and draw fouls.

      I liked watching him last year. He brought great energy from the bench. He even showed us some blood when the team really needed it to win games. 🙂

  8. Dmoney

    December 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I just hope we sign Lance Thomas he looks like he has a lot of potential, and unlike the rest of are 4’s he actually can play some “D”

  9. Tim

    December 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Nickname for kaman? Thats easy- The Kamanator

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