LA Lakers offer Chris Kaman one-year contract

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Los Angeles Lakers are set to announce the signing of free agent Chris Kaman on a one-year contract, after Dwight Howard chose not to return in favour of signing a deal with the Houston Rockets.

The 31-year-old former LA Clippers centre confirmed on Twitter on Monday that he has agreed to return to California, to sign for his old franchise's Pacific Division rivals.

"I am going to be going back to LA and it's to play for the Lakers!" Kaman tweeted. "I am excited about this move and can't wait to play!"

Kaman's deal is reportedly worth $3.2million, and will be the second straight season that he has played on a short-term 12 month contract.

The former All-Star signed an $8million deal with the Dallas Mavericks last year, but spent more than half the season restricted to coach Rick Carlisle's bench, after struggling on the defensive end of the system.

Kaman started 52 of his 66 games with the Mavericks, but averaged the fewest minutes of his career. His 10.5 points per game was undermined by an average of 5.6 rebounds and 0.8 blocks. 

The previous campaign Kaman represented the New Orleans Pelicans, after forming part of the trade that sent Chris Paul to the Clippers. 

It marked the end of eight years at the Staples Center, where Kaman will now return to turn out for the Lakers in 2013/14.



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