Mavericks’ Kaman Frustrated with Benching
Mavericks big man Chris Kaman is disgruntled but doesn’t want to be a distraction.
With all due respect to coach Rick Carlisle, Kaman is rather perturbed about being benched a little more than two minutes into Tuesday’s win in Milwaukee. Kaman publicly expressed his displeasure with that coach’s decision after the game and didn’t back off after Thursday’s shootaround at the AT&T Center.
However, Kaman is choosing his words carefully, not wanting to rock the boat too much with the Mavs in the midst of a season-best-matching four-game winning streak.
“Coach put me in a tough position, I feel like, with that decision because then I’ve got to deal with this kind of stuff (questions from media), you know what I’m saying?” Kaman said. “And he apologized and all that stuff, but the damage was done already. It’s a tough position to be in, but we still have 19 games left and it’s really important.