The Los Angeles Clippers have signed veteran Antawn Jamison to a one-year contract.
While Jamison has admittedly lost a few steps over his 15-year career, he still managed 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds while coming off the bench for the Los Angeles Lakers. Jamison has racked up a career average 18.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.7 assistance, and 1.0 blocks per game.
Jamison has spent time playing for the Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Lakers.
Jamison is an experienced player off the bench having won the Sixth Man of the Year award following the 2003-2004 NBA season. Jamison won the award while coming off the bench for the Dallas Mavericks.
While he may have lost a step or three, his veteran knowledge of the game and his willingness to jump in when and where needed should help strengthen the Clippers core. He will also add size and shooting depth to the teams roster.
The deal was first announced by Brad Turner who sent out the following tweet:
Clippers, Antawn Jamison have agreed to a deal for him to join the team, sources.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) August 26, 2013
If nothing else, Antawn Jamison will be looking for an NBA championship. Despite some good runs, he has never played on a team that has advanced past the conference semifinals.
Jamison will be playing alongside a young but talented team that includes Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. He will be led by head coach Doc Rivers.
Do you think Jamison’s veteran knowledge of the game and his size will be an advantage for the Los Angeles Clippers?