Saturday , Oct , 28 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Clippers sign Kaman to multi-year extension

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers Saturday signed
center Chris Kaman to a multi-year contract extension, the terms of which
remain undisclosed per team policy.

Kaman had been signed through the 2006-07 campaign, after which he
would become a restricted free agent, with the Clippers holding the right
of first refusal.

The 24-year-old product of Central Michigan was selected by Los Angeles with
the sixth overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. This past season, he
averaged a career high of 11.9 points per game and ranked ninth in the NBA
with 9.6 rebounds over 78 games, in addition to ranking 12th in field-goal
percentage (.523) and 24th in blocks per game (1.38). Kaman also averaged 10.7
points and eight rebounds in 11 playoff games during his first career
postseason appearance.

“We are absolutely thrilled to ensure that Chris [Kaman] will be here and
staying with the Clippers for a long time to come,” vice president of
basketball operations Elgin Baylor said. “He is one of the best young big men
in the league and we feel that he will just continue to get better.”