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Rick Vs. Kaman: The Root Of Mavs 'Head Games'

Rick Vs. Kaman: The Root Of Mavs 'Head Games'

There is truth is Chris Kaman's accusations directed at Rick Carlisle the 'micro-manager' and Rick Carlisle the 'game-player.' But there is a story behind the truth. (Think 'black hole.') There is a reason for micro-managing. (Think about the low minutes played vs. LA in preparation for OKC.) And there is a result from Rick's game-playing. Really, all Kaman had to do was play along.

On the surface, Chris Kaman's complaints about Dallas Mavericks Rick Carlisle and their dealings together in Dallas in the 2012-13 season come down to two things: minutes and communication. And if it was just that? That's not necessarily a bad thing. Tuesday's game against the Lakers marked Chris Kaman's return to Dallas after a one-year stint with the Mavericks last season. Kaman was by most...

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