It was reported earlier this evening that the Trail Blazers signed C Chris Kaman to a two-year, $10 million contract. Kaman, now at the age of 32 years old, has played for five different teams over the last five seasons, most recently the Los Angeles Lakers. With the Lakers, he averaged 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, but only had 39 appearances all season. His lack of playing time was due to both injury and coaching decisions.
Kaman will be payed a fully guaranteed $4.8 for the first year on his contract. His second year is slated to give him $5 million, but only $1 million is guaranteed. If he is waived, the Trail Blazers will only lose the $1 million in cap space rather than the full MLE.
This signing will add to large but weak big-man rotation, joining the likes of F LaMarcus Aldridge, F Thomas Robinson, C Joel Freeland, C Meyers Leonard, and C Robin Lopez.
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