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Source: Blazers sign G Blake & C Chris Kaman

Source: Blazers sign G Blake & C Chris Kaman

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake, left, waits on the bench with Lakers center Chris Kaman playing against the Denver Nuggets during an NBA preseason basketball game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 in Los Angeles. Photo: Associated Press, KPUG/AP Photo/Alex Gallardo

AP Source: Blazers sign G Blake to 2-year deal 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Steve Blake is coming back to the Trail Blazers.

A person with knowledge of the deal who cannot comment until it is formally announced confirmed Thursday that the free agent point guard has signed a two-year deal with Portland. The agreement was first announced by Yahoo! Sports.

The contract is worth a reported $4.2 million with a player option for the second year.

Blake has had two previous stints with the Blazers, most recently from 2007-09, becoming a fan favorite before going on to play for the Lakers, Clippers and Golden State Warriors.

Blake has averaged 6.9 points, 4.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds over an 11-year NBA career.

Official: Blazers sign C Kaman
ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Free agent center Chris Kaman has signed a two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.

The deal with the burly 7-footer was first reported on July 3, but it could not be formally announced by the team until Thursday per NBA rules. The contract is worth a reported $9.8 million.

Kaman has averaged 11.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over an 11-year NBA career. He is expected to back up Robin Lopez with the Blazers.

He spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, but was limited to a career-low 18.7 minutes in 39 games. He struggled late in the season with injuries.
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