NBA Trade Rumors: 3 Possible Trade Destinations for the Hornets' Chris Kaman

Chad LuseCorrespondent IMarch 4, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 28:  Chris Kaman #35 of the New Orleans Hornets tries to move against Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on February 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Hornets 99-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Ever since Chris Kaman was traded from the Clippers to the Hornets, he has not been the player he is capable of being.

Two years ago, Kaman averaged 18.5 points and 9.2 rebounds a game for the Clippers.

Kaman is a 7'0" center who averages 11.8 points and 8.3 rebounds for his career. Many teams would love to upgrade their center position with a player like Kaman.

Here are the best possible destinations for the big man:


Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have one of the best backcourts in Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis. David Lee is a good power forward, but this team is really lacking a center. Kwame Brown is not getting the job done.

The Hornets will take anything for Kaman, so the Warriors could easily get this trade done. They would much rather give up a little for Kaman, rather than giving up a lot for Dwight Howard. Kaman could start right away and help the Warriors make the playoffs.


Miami Heat

It is no secret that the weakest position on the Heat's roster is center. Joel Anthony has not done a terrible job, but the Heat need more points and rebounds provided from their center.

Kaman would make an immediate impact, as he would grab a lot of rebounds and let Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh score the points. Kaman would love this trade, as he would be playing for a legitimate title team for the first time in his career.


Houston Rockets

The Rockets have a talented roster, but their main need is a center. Luis Scola has done a great job at power forward, but he does not grab rebounds consistently. Kaman would be a great fit for the Rockets.

Kyle Lowry and Kevin Martin can score from the outside, but Kaman can take some pressure off of them by scoring points inside the paint. Lowry would also love to use Kaman for picks on the perimeter.