Lakers Free Agency: Dwight out. Kamen and Farmar In.

Los Angeles Lakers sign Chris Kamen and former Lakers Jordan Farmar to 1 year deals.

The Los Angeles Lakers had to move quickly after they were shun by Dwight Howard’s decision to leave the Lakers for the Houston Rockets.

To replace Howard at center the Lakers have agreed to a 1 year deal with former Mavs and Clippers center Chris Kamen. The Lakers will use their full “mini” mid level exception of roughly 3.2 million on Kamen. Kamen is coming off his lone season with the Dallas Mavericks where he averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in  20.5 minutes per game. Kamen is a highly skilled offensive center and former NBA All-Star during his time with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Late last night it was reported that the Lakers came to terms on a 1 year deal to bring back former Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar. Farmar last played in the NBA in the 2011-12 season with New Jersey where he had the best statistical year of his career. Farmar averaged 10.4 points per game, shot 46.7 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3, all career highs. Farmar played last seson overseas for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League. The Lakers will buy out his contract with the Turkey club.

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