Los Angeles Lakers Sign Chris Kaman


Apr 15, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman (35) and power forward Dirk Nowitzki (right) warm up before the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are still recovering from the loss of Dwight Howard, and have now put a replacement in place for the All-Star center. The team will sign Chris Kaman to a one-year deal, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

With the current cap situation, the Lakers can’t really do much and Howard leaving the team doesn’t create more space for the team to actually sign someone. You thought Lakers were bad last season? It’s about to get worse.

Kaman played for the Dallas Mavericks last season and did fine despite a reduced role. Whether he fits Mike D’Antoni’s system is a huge question mark, however.

Other than not really being a good fit system-wise, Kaman’s arrival is a little puzzling considering the fact that, without Howard, Pau Gasol was expected to return to his natural center position. He probably still will, which means Kaman will be his backup. Either way, whatever the Lakers do this offseason doesn’t really matter, as the team pretty much already has its eyes on the 2014 free agency.

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