Antawn Jamison Has "Strong Interest" In The Lakers

7/17/12 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

It looks like the Los Angeles Lakers are taking a page out of the Celtics book:getting older and slower. Antawn Jamison, a 36 year-old forward, is likely on the last legs of his career and he's looking for a championship. Reports from several sources came out today stating that Jamison and the Lakers are in negotiations. 

This tweet was sent out earlier: 



And Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported, "The Charlotte Bobcats have lost out on free agent Antawn Jamison, who will sign with the Los Angeles Lakers."

Mar 14, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA;  Cleveland Cavaliers forward Antawn Jamison (4) during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.  The Bucks defeated the Cavaliers  115-101.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIREThat sounds pretty final. 

The problem is that Jamison is a free agent, which means that he must either fit into the Lakers mini-mid-level exception or take the veterans minimum. This is a big reason why they haven't been able to go after a ton of free agents and have mostly been pursuing sign-and-trades, that is until Steve Nash fit into their trade exception. 

So they're left with those two moves to make. If Jamison will take the pay cut then he may end up a Laker, which certainly wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. He's still got gas in the tank and averaged 17.2 points per game last season. He'd be a solid addition to the Lakers' bench.
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7/19/12   |   BEAZY31   |   276 respect

TRYING TO KEEP UP WIT THE REST OF THE NBA....KOBE ONLY PLAYING TILL HE'S 35 SO THEY HAVE TO MOVE FAST