Lakers agree to one-year deal with 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.
It's true, I am going to be going back to LA and it's to play for the Lakers! I am excited about this move and can't wait to play! #Lakers— Chris Kaman (@ChrisKaman) July 8, 2013
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.