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Lakers agree to one-year deal with Chris Kaman

07/09/2013 1:18 PM ET
By Mike Tanowitz
With their “Dwightmare” over thanks to Dwight Howard’s decision to sign with the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers have filled D12’s void in the middle by agreeing to a one-year, $3.2 million contract with 7-foot center Chris Kaman.

The Los Angeles Times was the first to report the signing and terms of the deal, which uses up the Lakers’ mini-Mid Level exception. No NBA deal can become official until the signing moratorium ends Wednesday, but Kaman seemed to confirm the jump on Twitter.

Kaman is a 10-year NBA veteran who is quite familiar with the STAPLES Center, having spent his first eight seasons playing for the Clippers after being taken No. 6 overall in the 2003 NBA Draft that saw LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade all go in the Top 5. The 31 year-old averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in 66 games with Dallas last season, and has career averages of 11.8 points and 8.0 boards.

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