Chris Kaman to Sign With Dallas

Once it became clear that the Pacers would re-sign Roy Hibbert, the chances of them also signing center Chris Kaman plummeted. Kaman, a former All-Star, of course could be an excellent contributor off the bench, but especially since Indiana used their first-round pick on Duke center Miles Plumlee (who has played fairly well in Summer League so far), it seemed highly unlikely that the Pacers would spend the amount of money it would take to sign Kaman on another center.

And now it’s official. Indiana won’t sign Kaman.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Kaman is headed to the Dallas Mavericks. “Deal should be finalized later Wednesday,” reports Stein. The other “Marc With a C” NBA super-reporter, Marc Spears, has reported the same. He is reporting that Kaman will earn $8 million per year, although he doesn’t mention the number of years.

UPDATE: Kaman confirms. It is apparently a one-year deal.

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  • AJ

    Good move for Dallas. It keeps them relevent while looking to draw in someone to play with Dirk while he still has some good years left, either this season or the next. I like Dallas and root for Ricky C, so I hope this at least keeps them a playoff team.

  • gregor t.

    Carlisle could have been a long-term coach for the Pacers. How did they screw that up?

  • NoLookPass

    We apparently got Ian Mahinmi in sign and trade with Dallas for DC and D Jones.