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Report: Kaman to join Blazers

Report: Kaman to join Blazers

The Moda Center prior to an NBA basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore.,Thursday Dec. 12, 2013. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Free agent center Chris Kaman has agreed to a two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.

A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed the agreement, which cannot be formally announced until new contracts are finalized next Thursday. The deal, worth a reported $9.8 million, was first reported Thursday night by Yahoo! Sports.

Kaman confirmed the deal with a post on his official Twitter account.

The burley 7-foot center has averaged 11.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over an 11-year NBA career. He is expected to back up Robin Lopez with the Blazers.

He spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, but was limited to a career-low 18.7 minutes in 39 games. He struggled late in the season with injuries.

 

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