Veteran forward Antawn Jamison is staying in Los Angeles, but will be switching uniforms. According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, who reported the two sides were close to a deal yesterday, confirmed the deal Monday.
The 15-year veteran’s deal is for one year over the veteran’s minimum. Jamison averaged 9.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.3 blocks in 21.5 minutes per game in 76 games for the Los Angeles Lakers last season. He shot 46.4% from the field, 36.1% from beyond the arc and 69.1% from the free throw line.
Over the course of his career, Jamison has played for the Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, the Lakers and now the Clippers. For his career, he’s averaged 18.8 points, 7.6 assists, 1.7 assists and 0.4 blocks per game. He shot 45.2% from the field, 34.7% from three and 72.5% from the charity stripe.
Jamison played through torn ligaments in his wrist for a good portion of the season, but only missed six regular season games and all four playoff games (7.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg). He has surgery in the offseason and according to Shelburne, “expects to be 100 percent at the start of the season.”