Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 2/15/12
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The Miami Heat need a center and Chris Kaman sure would fit the bill. It won't be easy for that to happen. But the Heat are trying. Heat officials, including president Pat Riley, have been calling people who know Kaman to ask about him, a source told FOXSports.com on Wednesday. The thinking is the Heat's best effort to get a center would be to sign Kaman -- if his contract is bought out by New Orleans after the March 15 trade deadline. The Hornets recently sent Kaman away from the team for seven games in an effort to trade him. When that was unsuccessful, he was brought back. Now, apparently, the belief is that the 7-foot Kaman, who is making $14 million in the final year of his contract, could be bought out if the Hornets end up failing to get a deal they want for him. Kaman, acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers last December in the trade for Chris Paul, has played in three of the Hornets' past four games. He totaled 27 points and 13 rebounds Monday in an 86-80 win over Utah...
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