The Lakers found themselves a center, a familiar name to Los Angeles sports followers.
Chris Kaman agreed to a one-year, $3.2-million deal with the Lakers three days after Dwight Howard spurned them to sign with Houston.
[Updated, 4:30 p.m.: Kaman represents the Lakers’ “mini” mid-level exception, their only free-agent tool of note this summer. They can offer players only minimum salaries ($1.4 million at most) to fill out the rest of their bench.]
Kaman, 31, averaged only 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in 66 games with Dallas last season. He was a part-time starter and missed 10 games because of a concussion.
Kaman takes a steep cut...