The Trail Blazers on Tuesday will "likely" exercise their option on center Chris Kaman, according to a source familiar with the situation.
The Blazers will wait until the 2 p.m. deadline to make the final decision in order to maintain flexibility for a possible trade.
Kaman signed for $4.8 million last season with a second, non-guaranteed year to follow. If the Blazers retain him they'll owe $5 million to the 33-year-old center. If they choose not to pick up the option he's due $1 million and will be free to sign elsewhere. Either way the applicable amount will count against Portland's salary cap in 2015-16.
Kaman averaged 8.6 points and 6.5 rebounds in 18.9 minutes per game over 74 appearances for the Blazers last year.