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.
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