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Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Says Chris Kaman Will Fit In Well Reviewed by Momizat on . Since the departure of center Dwight Howard, the Lakers have made a significant amount of free agent signings that have Laker fans applauding General Manager Mi Since the departure of center Dwight Howard, the Lakers have made a significant amount of free agent signings that have Laker fans applauding General Manager Mi Rating:
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Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Says Chris Kaman Will Fit In Well

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Since the departure of center Dwight Howard, the Lakers have made a significant amount of free agent signings that have Laker fans applauding General Manager Mitch Kupchack. At the beginning of the summer no one would have said that the biggest free agent signing and biggest press conference of the summer would be when the Lakers announce the arrival of center Chris Kaman, but that day has now come and the Lakers introduced Kaman on Tuesday.

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According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Kupchack referred to Kaman as an under-appreciated defender.

Kaman agreed to to join the Lakers after Howard had officially made his decision to head to Houston. The Lakers used their mini-midlevel exception to bring in Kaman. The contract was only for one-year $3.2 million, which fits very well with their plans moving forward for the much awaited 2014 free agent class.

Last year Kaman played with the Dallas Mavericks. He started 52 of the 66 games he played last season averaging 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds a game. But what Kupchack is referring to is that he is a willing center that will defend the opposing teams big man and not be afraid to bang down low in the paint, which is something that the Lakers would have been missing this season if they did not bring him in.

Kaman is a more than capable mid-range jump shooter who looks to be slated as the backup center to Pau Gasol and be a part of maybe a much improved bench for the Lakers. With all of the moves the Lakers have made in the past couple days, the team is looking like a team that might win some games and sneak into the playoffs.

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J.J. earned his degree in Sports Media from Northwest Missouri State University in May 2014. He played baseball collegiately for four years and is now interning with Lakers Nation and Sports City. J.J. is a die-hard Los Angeles Lakers and USC Trojans fan and a currently suffering Los Angeles Angels fan.

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  • aprince66

    If he stays healthy, awesome pickup. Hard player thats not afraid to bang bodies. I’m all for it

  • ra

    Kaman is a beast. Next to Nikola Pekovic (‘Non’ from Superman II), he can be the most menacing center. Great pickup, if he stays healthy.

  • Pump my Kak

    Kaman is way better than Coward..Freethrow speaks…

  • readthis!!

    right on!! just sign 2 more good players that can score, defend play smart and even athletic if possible, mike miller is available to sign just got amestied, if i were lakeshow, get rid of blake, sacre or hill and sign klay thompson, m. miller, harrison barnes, gilbert arenas, sasha vujacic, jordy farmar, or chirs douglas roberts and now doubt u can compete with the san anton slurs, or the miami jeez… :) lets do it kupchak/buss!! do it!!!

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