Chris Kaman headed to Portland

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Chris Kaman headed to Portland
July 3, 2014, 8:45 pm

FRESNO -- Free agent center Chris Kaman and the Portland Trail Blazers reached an agreement on Wednesday, his agent Rob Pelinka confirmed to CSNNW.com.

The deal is for two-years at $10 million with the second year being a partial guarantee, his agent said. The first year Kaman will earn $4.8 million and the second is only guaranteed at $1 million.

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Kaman, 32, should provide instant production in the frontcourt for the Trail Blazers. He is one of the most offensive-gifted bigs we have in this league, when healthy. Starting center Robin Lopez appears to be excited when asked about the new addition in our hometown of Fresno, Calif.

"He's definitely going to help us. I think it was a great decision," Lopez told CSNNW.com while helping a childhood friend sell fireworks. "I know he has a great relationship with Coach [Kim] Hughes from his days as a Clipper and he's tough to guard. I'm excited for us. We should be much more improved."

The 11-year veteran has a career average of 11.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. This will be his fifth team in five years. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers last season.

Yahoo! Sports first reported the deal.