You may want to hold off on thoughts about the Celtics adding New Orleans center Chris Kaman. Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Hornets general manager Dell Demps said the team was not planning to buy out the remainder of Kaman's $14 million contract that expires after this season.
"Everything is always a possibility," Demps said, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune . "I mean there's no reason to say I'm certain, 100 percent sure. There's always a possibility. I never want to say never. But our intention is to keep Chris."
If the Hornets do buy out Kaman's contract and waive him, they would have to do it by March 23 for Kaman to be eligible for the postseason. The Hornets are owned by the NBA, which could also complicate things. In addition to the Celtics, Yahoo! reported that the Spurs and Heat would also be interested in Kaman if he is waived. Considering the high interest in Kaman, this could become yet another conflict of issue battle for the league.
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