When the Dallas Mavericks possessed Tyson Chandler during their championship 2010-2011 season, they boasted what they had lacked for so many years—a formidable big man to situate next to Dirk Nowitzki.
Entering this offseason, it was clear the Mavs needed to address their center position. While Dwight Howard would be a wondrous fit, there was no plausible trade the Mavs could pull off to land "Superman."
Therefore, the Mavs decided to go with savvy veteran Chris Kaman.
While Kaman may seem like a consolation prize after missing out on Howard, he actually will be an X-factor for the Mavs this upcoming year (last season, Kaman averaged 13.1 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per outing for New Orleans).
He's an ideal fit for Dallas and could impress so greatly that he pushes the Mavs back to the NBA Finals. Here are five reasons why Kaman will have a career year for the Mavs.