Clippers and Antawn Jamison agree to deal
Los Angeles Clippers and veteran forward Antawn Jamison have reportedly agreed on a one-year deal, valued at the veteran’s minimum.
Jamison, 37, has voiced that he wants to play for a contender, and is now joining the ‘other’ LA team, after playing for the Lakers last season. He played only 21.4 minutes per game, according to USA Today, and scored just 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds under coach Mike D’Antoni. The scoring average marked just the second time that he had averaged single digits in points during his career, the other time coming in his rookie season when he averaged 9.6 ppg.
Now he joins the Clippers, a contender last season, who now have a new coach and a restocked bench.
However, as ESPN notes, Jamison played with torn wrist ligaments for most of the second half of the 2012-13 season. Although, after off-season surgery, Jamison is optimistic that he will be ready to go to start the season. With Doc Rivers as coach and a re-signed (and happy) Chris Paul running the point, Jamison may have a chance to get that elusive NBA Championship.