XXIV wrote:Wasn't Clark playing at his best when he was at the 4?
therealdeal wrote:I'm not sold on Clark at the backup 3. He's not quite fast or quick enough on his feet. He'd be better giving 4s a hard time with his mobility at 6'10".
I'd rather go with a true swing at the backup 3 who can run the floor well and defend.
Mark Medina of the LA Daily News wrote:After he took a paycut to play one season for the veteran’s minimum in hopes of winning his first NBA championship, it’s unlikely Antawn Jamison will return to the Lakers.
He will become an unrestricted free agent at 9:00 p.m. tonight with a much different mindset than he had last season. Although he hasn’t held regrets playing with the Lakers for $1.4 million as opposed to the Charlotte Bobcats in what would’ve been a three-year, $10 million deal, Jamison isn’t intent on duplicating that process for various reasons.
The 15-year NBA veteran hopes to play somewhere near his Charlotte residence so he can spend more time with his four children, including Alexis (12), Kathryn 7, Antawn Jr. (6) and Rucker (3). Jamison will likely command more money on the open market considering he made $15.1 million in the 2011-12 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He tired of the endless in-fighting among the Lakers locker room. And partly stemmed from sitting out for six consecutive games, Jamison didn’t have the best relationship with Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni. Jamison had also skipped his initial exit meeting, though he attended at a later time.
Jamison averaged 9.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and 4.7 rebounds in 76 appearances, a severe dropoff in his career-average 19.5 points per game. He also had offseason surgery to treat a torn ligament in his right wrist, an injury he nursed for the last month of the season.
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I've been told that Jamison likely not returning is more on his end than any Lakers disinterest.
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina 6m
Jamison wants to live closer to kids in Charlotte, N.C. Not interested in playing for vet. minimum again either.
Doc Brown wrote:Endless in-fighting.....
Kobe - "We are going to go out there and win the way I've won 5 rings already"
XXIV wrote:It's too bad things didn't work out here in LA, now I just hope he doesn't sign with the Heat. Go to the Wizards Antawn!
khmrP wrote:XXIV wrote:It's too bad things didn't work out here in LA, now I just hope he doesn't sign with the Heat. Go to the Wizards Antawn!
dont know why you laughing at the Wiz...while they didn't make the playoffs, after the ASB they ranked 5th in defense....something our team couldn't even sniff being at and they beat us at home.
Michael Lee of the Washington Post wrote:Wall has lobbied for the team to acquire a pick-and-pop power forward to spread the floor on offense and an interesting name has emerged as a possibility: former Wizard Antawn Jamison. Jamison is a free agent after a disappointing season with the Los Angeles Lakers and a source close to the 37-year-old forward said that Jamison would be open to a return.
Jamison played with the Wizards from 2004-10 and was traded to Cleveland when the team began its rebuilding efforts. The interest in bringing back Jamison is mutual, according to a league source, but the team isn’t in a rush to make a deal with other position needs taking precedence.
LooN3y wrote:XXIV wrote:There's no way he's coming back.
what if MDA is shipped out?