After losing out in their pursuit of free agent center Dwight Howard, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran seven-footer Chris Kaman as reported by NBA insider Marc Stein:
Lakers and Chris Kaman, I've told, have agreed to terms on one-year deal
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 8, 2013
Kaman confirmed the agreement shortly after it was reported:
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
The deal is also being reported as for the Lakers’ mini mid-level exception. Kaman played the 2012-2013 season with the Dallas Mavericks after spending his first eight seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers before being dealt to the New Orleans Hornets as part of the Chris Paul trade. Last season, Kaman averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in 20.7 minutes with the Mavs and has career averages of 11.8 points and eight rebounds per game.
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