Monday, July 8, 2013

Chris Kaman agrees to Lakers contract


The Lakers, by definition, were going to downgrade their center position, because they just lost the NBA’s best center. The only question was how big the downgrade would be.

Marc Stein of ESPN:




Kaman is a pretty uninspiring choice, though it’s not as if there were more inspiring options available. The Lakers have no cap space, and amnestying Metta World Peace would have meant only a slightly larger mid-level exception to use on a free agent.

Kaman is a good mid-range shooter for his size, and he should fit well with Pau Gasol. Kaman’s size and strength make him an effective post defender, but he struggles to guard pick-and-rolls.

He’s OK, and that’s about all the Lakers could afford financially.

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