Dec. 26, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (left) defends against New Orleans Hornets center Chris Kaman at the US Airways Center. The Hornets defeated the Suns 85-84. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Kaman agrees with Lakers


The Los Angeles might have lost out on the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, but the won the Chris Kaman one!

Okay, it might not be as climatic as it would’ve been if they would’ve re-signed Howard, but Kaman could be a solid pickup for LA.

ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the two reached an agreement on Monday afternoon on a one-year deal. Stein goes on to say that the “Financial specifics of the contract weren’t immediately known.”

Kaman is going to be a projected starter heading into the season, after losing Howard to the Houston Rockets last week.

Kaman, 31-years-0ld, was hampered by injures last season with the Dallas Mavericks, while averaging 10.5 points and nearly six rebounds per game. He appeared in 66 games for the Mavs, starting only 52 of those. Kaman hasn’t played a full season since 2010, and has only averaged 20.7 minutes per game since.

If Kaman can stay (or get) healthy, this could be a nice move. That’s a big if, though.



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