While most top free agents have already found a home in the NBA this summer, Antawn Jamison remains a free agent, but not for long. According to Marc J. Spears, the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls all have interest in Jamison’s services, but ESPN reports that the Clippers are the closest to getting a deal done.
The Los Angeles Clippers are closing in on a deal with veteran forward Antawn Jamison, a source close to the situation told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Sunday.
Jamison, 37, played for the Los Angeles Lakers last season, averaging 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds. He has been unabashed in his desire to play for a championship contender in the final years of a 15-year career in which he has averaged 18.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. He will likely surpass 20,000 career points early next season.
Jamison played through torn wrist ligaments for much of the second half of last season with the Lakers. He had offseason surgery and expects to be 100 percent at the start of the season.
While Jamison is past his prime, he would still be a decent addition to the already deep Clippers roster. The team was expected to sign Lamar Odom, but with recent rumors of Odom’s drug addiction it seems that the Clips are looking in a different direction.