HoopsHype Antawn Jamison + Trade rumors


March 11, 2012 Updates

Forward Antawn Jamison wants to stay with the Cavs the rest of the season. It appears as if the Cavs will oblige. The Cavs don't want to take back any salary in a possible deal. They can just let his contract expire at the end of the season. News-Herald

Several media outlets continue to talk about the Cavs buying out Jamison's contract. It just doesn't add up. He hasn't asked out and would like to remain with the Cavs the rest of the season. It's not as if the Cavs want to wash their hands of him. It's just the opposite. They love his presence in the locker room. It's not an accident that Tristan Thompson's locker is next to Jamison's. It would be a different case if Jamison wanted to play for a contender, but that hasn't been discussed. News-Herald

March 9, 2012 Updates

The Cavs have been "aggressive" in seeking future assets for veteran Antawn Jamison, who has earned praise throughout the organization for his professional approach to being part of Cleveland's rebuilding plan, league sources said. Jamison has never complained or asked to be traded, but one team that intrigues his camp is the Lakers. The Cavs and Lakers spoke this week, but L.A. did not express serious interest in Jamsion, one of the sources said. CBSSports.com

Flush with cap space and flexibility, the Cavaliers have been actively expressing a willingness to take on money for the right assets. Cleveland already is loaded with draft picks (two first-round picks in each of the next two drafts) and has a valuable commodity in Antawn Jamison -- a veteran stretch forward with an expiring contract. The problem is, contending teams that would be the best fit for Jamison -- such as Orlando or Boston -- don't have room for his $15.1 million salary or pieces they're interested in moving to make a trade work under cap rules. CBSSports.com

February 24, 2012 Updates

Jamison, who has an expiring contract, and point guard Ramon Sessions are the two players most rumored to be dealt from the rebuilding franchise. There's also speculation that Jamison could be bought out if a suitor isn't found. But with the Cavs in playoff contention and the veteran performing so well, management might be compelled to keep him. "Honestly, deep down inside, I don't want to go anywhere, and I don't feel like I'm going anywhere," Jamison said. "I enjoy playing with these guys. These guys are very receptive to what I tell them and what I do on the court." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are contemplating another major trade, this time to send Antawn Jamison back to the team where he began his career. Sources close to the talks told ESPN.com that the Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have been discussing trade scenarios Thursday that would send Jamison to Oakland. ESPN.com

February 20, 2011 Updates

Despite being one of the more active teams, the uncertainty surrounding the collective bargaining agreement and the likelihood of a lockout after the season is hindering the Cavs' ability to maneuver before Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline. Barring the unforeseen, Antawn Jamison and Mo Williams will both be Cavaliers after the deadline, according to multiple league sources. Williams is still due about $17 million for the next two seasons and has been injured most of this year, and Jamison's $15 million salary for next season has scared off potential suitors. Akron Beacon Journal

Unless something drastic happens, forward Antawn Jamison will likely be with the Cavs the rest of the season. There was some talk of Jamison being traded to New Orleans, but the Hornets have very little to offer. The teams that would be interested in taking on Jamison and his hefty contract already have a player like him on the roster. No one seems willing to trade a first-round pick for Jamison. He'll be highly coveted next year when he has an expiring contract. News-Herald

If the Cavs fail to use their trade exception prior to Thursday, various sources believe it could gain value this summer as the draft nears and teams try to shed costly veterans. Bottom line: If the trade deadline comes and goes Thursday without the Cavs making any significant moves, they still have time to get something done before the draft. If nothing else, Dan Gilbert's checkbook could be enough to acquire multiple picks on draft night. Akron Beacon Journal

February 17, 2011 Updates

Lewis got a really nice ovation from the Magic, which played a little video montage with a voice over describing some of his better moments in more than three years in Orlando. After watching it, I wondered why the Wizards didn't do a similar deed for Arenas or Antawn Jamison when they returned to Washington earlier this season. Then again, the Wizards only have one second round appearance to show for the Arenas-Jamison era, while Lewis helped the Magic reach the NBA Finals and the Eastern Conference finals twice. Washington Post

It had to be hard for Lewis to walk through the arena since his image is still plastered all over the place, in banners and pictures hanging along the halls. It was obvious that Lewis's former teammates still think highly of him. He embraced several of them after the game, including Jameer Nelson. Hedo Turkoglu needled Lewis throughout the game, at one point, ignoring a referee during a break in action in the fourth quarter to throw a pass to a seated Lewis instead. "Me and Turk was messing around," Lewis said. "I think he made a jump shot and looked at me and started smiling. The very next play, he got dunked on by JaVale. He didn't want to look at me then." Washington Post

February 16, 2011 Updates

Hornets GM Dell Demps is said to be seeking a big man who can give New Orleans a little more post presence on the offensive end, and executives are openly wondering if Demps will be so bold as to chase Cleveland's Antawn Jamison. CBSSports.com

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