Los Angeles Lakers Sign Chris Kaman

Dec. 26, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (left) defends against New Orleans Hornets center Chris Kaman at the US Airways Center. The Hornets defeated the Suns 85-84. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After losing Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard in back-to-back seasons, the Los Angeles Lakers will have to look elsewhere for help at the center positions. On Monday, the team did just that by attempting to fill their void at the five spot by signing free agent center Chris Kaman.

Marc Stein of ESPN.com had the report:

There is some belief that the Lakers could decide to play Pau Gasol at center instead of at the four spot because his style in the post is perfect for a center in Mike D’Antoni’s system, but they will still need additional bodies in the post and coming off of the bench. Kaman can provide that security for Los Angeles.

He may be no Dwight Howard, but if Kaman can buy in to the Lakers system and work with the team mentality he could prove to be a more valuable asset.

Topics: Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Free Agency

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