The Los Angeles Lakers signed free-agent center Chris Kaman on Friday after Dwight Howard's departure for Houston.

Kaman averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds while starting 52-of-66 games for Dallas last season. He averaged a career-low 20.7 minutes.

His one-year deal with the Lakers is worth the team's mini mid-level exception amount of just under $3.2 million, sources previously told