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Mavericks C Kaman leaves practice with back injury

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Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman left the team's first training camp practice with a lower back injury, ESPN Dallas reported Saturday.

Coach Rick Carlisle the injury is not serious.

"We'll see how he's doing for tonight and tomorrow and go from there," Carlisle said.

Kaman, 30, has a history of injuries, though not with his back. He has missed a significant amount of time with ailments in four of the past five seasons, mainly with his left foot and ankle.

He signed a one-year, $8 million contract with Dallas this offseason.

The last season Kaman stayed healthy was in 2009-10, when he was an All-Star and averaged 18.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. For his career, he averages 11.9 points and 8.3 rebounds.
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