Hornets C Chris Kaman out with bruised tibia, could miss remainder of season

Hornets C Chris Kaman out with bruised tibia, could miss remainder of season

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New Orleans Hornets center Chris Kaman (35) reaches in on Charlotte Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, March 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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Posted on April 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
Email: bhandwerger@wwltv.com | Twitter: @wwltvsports

Hornets center Chris Kaman could miss the remaining five games of the 2011-12 season after suffering a bruised left tibia.

In 47 games this season, Kaman has averaged 13.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and a team-high 1.6 blocks per game. He has led the team in rebounding 21 times and scoring 10 times.

He has a team-leading 15 double-doubles this season.

Kaman will be a free agent this offseason and the Hornets could try to re-sign him. He came to New Orleans in the trade that sent Chris Paul to the Clippers in returns for Eric Gordon, Al-Farouq Aminu and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ unrestricted first-round pick in June’s draft.

The Hornets didn’t play Kaman for nearly two weeks, keeping him out of seven games, while trying to pursue a trade for the big man. Ultimately, no deals could be made and he finished the season in New Orleans.

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