Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:36 am

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.


^^ I completely agree. I don't like Clark at the 3 at all. I do really like him at the 4. He's not quick enough for an SF.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby JSM on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:48 pm

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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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:52 pm

He'll end up with the Heat.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:53 pm

Endless in-fighting in the Locker room..... Hadn't heard it was systemic before. Partially explaines what we saw on the floor.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby JSM on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:57 pm

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I've been told that Jamison likely not returning is more on his end than any Lakers disinterest.

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Jamison wants to live closer to kids in Charlotte, N.C. Not interested in playing for vet. minimum again either.

Wants money and to be close to NC...Atlanta?
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby Weezy on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:57 pm

I didn't really expect or want Jamison back, but it still sucks to read that a factor in players leaving is their "relationship" with 'Antoni.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:58 pm

Endless in-fighting.....

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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby 432J on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:21 pm

damn, just another reason why dan tony blows

it's pretty bad when a player speaks out against their coach but i believe that's three now that have publicly denounced dan tony. that's when you know something is wrong
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:51 am

Doc Brown wrote:Endless in-fighting.....

Kobe - "We are going to go out there and win the way I've won 5 rings already"
D12 - :man6:
Pau - :man6:
MWP - :dunce:
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby 008 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:20 pm

I can't blame Jamison for not wanting to return. A player like him who's near the end of a career should try to get the most $$$ possible... Last yr obviously didn't work out like we all hoped, and the coming year is no guarantee either with possibility of Dwight leaving, a recovering Kobe, an older Nash and possibly trading Pau sometime during the season. Especially ifAntawn didn't jive with MDA, more the reason he should bail and go where is best for him and his family.

He already did LA a favor by taking low salary last yr, no reason to expect him to do it again. I'm shocked that front office is still siding with MDA when general consensus is that MDA is not a good fit...
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby XXIV on Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:25 pm

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! :man10:
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby khmrP on Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:29 pm

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! :man10:


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.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby XXIV on Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:36 pm

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! :man10:


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.


I wasn't laughing at the Wiz but rather me not wanting him going to the Heat. Of course I know the Wizards were a much better team post ASB especially with the emergence of Wall. With the addition of Porter and depending on what they do this offseason they can be a mid level seed in the East imo.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby JSM on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:06 pm

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.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby Weezy on Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:15 pm

I mostly associate Jamison with the Wizards, then the Warriors, going back to D.C. would make sense I think.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby LooN3y on Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:01 am

with clark gone, we kind of need this guy.


if dwight resigns him and hill will be enough front court defense.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby denimPortugal on Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:38 am

Clark, Tawn...jeeez! :mad1:
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby XXIV on Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:09 am

There's no way he's coming back.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby LooN3y on Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:35 pm

XXIV wrote:There's no way he's coming back.



what if MDA is shipped out?
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby XXIV on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:48 pm

LooN3y wrote:
XXIV wrote:There's no way he's coming back.



what if MDA is shipped out?


Even then, now that Dwight's gone our chances of winning a title just plummeted and the whole reason Jamison came here was to win a ring.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby charvin on Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:05 pm

He also said that he wants no part of the veteran minimum again.

LooN3y wrote:
XXIV wrote:There's no way he's coming back.



what if MDA is shipped out?
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:34 pm

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Clippers, forward Antawn Jamison both showing interest. No deal yet, however. Jamison, of course, played for Lakers last season.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby Weezy on Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:36 pm

Well, if they sign Jamison maybe they won't need Odom.
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby TSpence26 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:45 pm

I don't re-call such a time where all the Lakers players ditched us for the Clippers
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Re: Antawn Jamison Discussion: Cockroach

Postby Kobe8Bryant4Life on Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:05 pm

TSpence26 wrote:I don't re-call such a time where all the Lakers players ditched us for the Clippers
The tides have changed, and changed fast. We QUICKLY went from a Top Tier team to being on the same level as the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trailblazers.
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