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Lakers News: Chris Kaman says he 'doesn't care' if dealt before trade deadline

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 23: Chris Kaman #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 23, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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The NBA trade deadline is rapidly approaching with the Los Angeles Lakers potentially being one the most active teams in the league. One player in Los Angeles that could be moved before the deadline on Feb. 20 is veteran center Chris Kaman, but that doesn't seem to be bothering the 31-year-old according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN on Feb. 7:

"I don't care, I honestly don't care," Kaman said when asked if he has thought about the possibility of the Lakers trading him. "It's not something that I want to do, but it's not going to make me go to sleep at night and have to stay awake all night tossing and turning thinking about it. I don't care. If they want to trade somebody, trade me, trade the next guy, it don't bother me. It's part of the business. The sooner that you realize it's a part of the business, the better off you're going to be. Just let it roll and let it happen. I'm not going to try to stop anything."

With the Lakers seemingly embracing rebuilding process, the storied franchise is looking toward the future and the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft. Los Angeles will likely have a lottery pick in the upcoming draft for the first time since 2005.

At this point in time, four-time All-Star Pau Gasol appears to be the player most likely traded by the Lakers before the deadline. The Phoenix Suns have expressed the most interest in acquiring Gasol, but the veteran's recent groin injury has Phoenix concerned leading many to believe the deal will not come to fruition.

With less than two weeks to go before the deadline on Feb. 20, Lakers trade rumors will continue to emerge with Kaman potentially part of discussions with other teams. There's a possibility that Kaman and Gasol could be on the move in the same deal or in two separate deals.

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