One of the darkest periods in the history of the Dallas Mavericks has been interrupted with a dash of good news. After being staggered by Deron Williams' decision to remain with the Brooklyn Nets, the Mavs provided fans with their first glimpse at the recovery process.
And as far as good omens go, you could do a lot worse than landing an ex-Hornet center. The Mavs signed former All-Star center Chris Kaman to a one-year, 8 million contract Wednesday. Kaman played with Dirk Nowitzki on Germany's 2008 Olympic team and the two remain close friends.
Having a 7-foot center who can score 13 points per game should take some pressure off Nowitzki, although Kaman's missed 142 games due to injuries over the past five seasons. Of course, there were also injury concerns about former Hornets center Tyson Chandler when he first arrived on the scene and that worked out pretty well. Kaman won't provide the defensive presence and overall toughness of Chandler, but you get the point.
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