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Chris Kaman
C - 7'0, 265lbs - 42 years old - 13 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
  • Birthdate: 04/28/1982
  • Drafted (NBA): 6th pick, 2003
  • Pre-draft team: Central Michigan
  • Country: USA/Germany
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2003 NBA DraftNBADrafted 6th overall by L.A. Clippers.
11th July, 2003NBASigned four year, $11,214,368 rookie scale contract with L.A. Clippers. Included team option for 2006/07.
16th June, 2005NBAL.A. Clippers exercised 2006/07 team option.
27th October, 2006NBASigned a five year, $52 million extension with L.A. Clippers.
14th December, 2011NBATraded by L.A. Clippers, along with Eric Gordon, Al Farouq-Aminu and a 2012 first round pick (#10, Austin Rivers) in exchange for Chris Paul, a 2015 second round pick (#47, Arturas Gudaitis) and a conditional 2015 second round pick (Memphis's pick; Memphis's right to choose between sending the pick or $350,000 cash; cash sent instead, thus pick not conveyed).
13th July, 2012NBASigned a one year, $8 million contract with Dallas.
12th July, 2013NBASigned a one year, $3.183 million contract with L.A. Lakers.
10th July, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year, $9,816,000 contract with Portland.
Career Moves
2000 - 2003Central Michigan (NCAA)
July 2003 - December 2011L.A. Clippers (NBA)
December 2011 - June 2012New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
July 2012 - June 2013Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
July 2013 - June 2014L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2014 - June 2016Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
Articles about Chris Kaman

October 18, 2013

[...] In comparison, 36 such players have signed within those parameters in 2013. And in contrast to 2008, those names are often established quality role players who aren't quite stars and who rightly aren't being paid like it. At the top end, players like Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon, Brandon Jennings, Jarrett Jack, Jeff Teague and Carl Landry are all getting acceptable prices, perhaps $2 million annually less than they would have done five years ago. At the bottom end, established role players like Marreese Speights, Tony Allen and Chris Kaman are getting paid adequately for their useful role player production. And unlike in 2008, those deals like Kaman's are not too long. See also Greg Stiemsma, Tyler Hansbrough, Mike Dunleavy Jr, Dorell Wright and Randy Foye, none more than three years in length, some as short as one.

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