Clippers now interested in Antwan Jamison with Odom missing

By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

Antawn Jamison already has a home in Los Angeles.

Antawn Jamison (Getty Images)

Antawn Jamison (Getty Images)

And he wouldn’t have to go far should he sign a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers have renewed their interest in Jamison, according to Yahoo! Sports.

He has yet to receive a contract offer from the Clippers, but should he sign with the Clippers, it would be his second straight year playing at the Staples Center. He played the 2012-13 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, the other basketball team that plays in the Staples Center.

Besides the Clippers, the Chicago Bulls and the Memphis Grizzlies are also interested in signing Jamison. However, they have not offered him a contract either.

And with Lamar Odom’s recent disappearance and alleged drug use, it has to make the need to add Jamison even more relevant. The Clippers were going to offer Odom a one-year, $1.4 million dollar contract, but that may be off the table now.

Last season, he played in 76 games for the Lakers. He averaged 9.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists, and 0.4 steals per game.

Jamison has played for the Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, and Cleveland Cavaliers besides the Lakers since the 1998-99 season.

The 9.4 points per game average last season was his lowest since his rookie season with the Warriors. He scored 9.6 points in 47 games that season.

Plus, last season was his first year as a back-up player since his rookie campaign. From the 1999-00 through the 2011-12 season, he was a starter, and averaged double-digits scoring per season.

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