HoopsHype Antawn Jamison rumors

February 9, 2014 Updates

Harrington doesn’t have a specific timetable for his return but he doesn’t expect to be sidelined much longer. “I can guarantee I’m going to play some time after All-Star break,” Harrington said with a hearty laugh. “That’s for sure. I just don’t know which game. We haven’t really talked about a target game, but some time soon after that." Washington Post

January 14, 2014 Updates

The issue is compounded by the fact the closest semblance to a stretch 4 on the roster is 35-year-old Antawn Jamison, who is shooting a career low 20 percent (8-for-40) from three-point range. Perhaps that’s why one league source with unique insight into the Clippers organization does expect them to make a blockbuster deal before the February trade deadline. That assumes Rivers has the ability and the desire to convince Sterling such a move is necessary. Rivers did joke, in his lambasting of the report, that he had not bothered to talk to Griffin about it because, "If I do pull him aside, I'm probably not telling him the truth." Bleacher Report

December 9, 2013 Updates

Jamison is just five points shy of 20,000 in his career. Sometime this week, perhaps even tonight in Philadelphia, he will become one of only 20 players in NBA history to reach 20,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. Out of the previous 19 players to hit those numbers, only Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki are active and of the 16 other players to do so only Shaquille O’Neal, who retired two years ago, has yet to be enshrined in the hall of fame. ESPN.com

November 25, 2013 Updates

David Aldridge: Who polices the locker room? CP: Oh, man, it's a little bit of everybody. A little bit of everybody. We really have a team. I think two of the people on our team that people don't talk about much, but have two of the biggest voices -- whenever they say something, everybody listens -- is Willie Green and Antawn Jamison. Those guys don't play much, haven't played in a few games, but they work hard, and they pay attention to everything. NBA.com

November 11, 2013 Updates

Asked if he expects Antawn Jamison to play anytime soon, Clippers coach Doc Rivers responded, “I hope not.” This is a compliment. Asked if he could have gone somewhere else with a bigger role – as in: any role – Jamison said, “Of course.” This is a plan. The Clippers signed Jamison for front-court depth, signed him for the versatility of being able to play power forward or small forward, signed him as a positive locker-room presence and signed him for the dependability that comes from 15 previous NBA seasons and extensive playoff experience. Most of all, though, they signed Jamison to not play him. NBA.com

“I’m still playing in practice,” Jamison said. “You’ve just got to see. My thing is, most importantly, I’m always going to stay in good shape. Mentally, just always stay in tune and make sure I’m ready when the opportunity comes. There’s little things I’m doing as far as talking to Blake [Griffifn] and [DeAndre Jordan] and those guys and making sure they see what I see out there on the court. But I’ve been waiting for this time for a long time, so whenever that opportunity comes I’m definitely going to be ready.” NBA.com

November 6, 2013 Updates

"They tried once it got started. Once we couldn't get it going and started struggling, Dwight got hurt and Kobe said some things. I understood what Kobe was trying to do because that's Kobe. 'Toughen it up.' It just did the opposite with Dwight. The more and more we couldn't put things together and try to get to that point of being the team we thought we could become, it got worse and worse." Yahoo! Sports

August 31, 2013 Updates

Antawn Jamison may have moved down the hallway at Staples Center to give himself a better chance to contend for a championship when he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers this week, but he's not ready to write his former team off just yet. "I would never count Kobe Bryant out of anything," Jamison said Friday in a radio interview on ESPN 710 in Los Angeles. "I've played with some special players. Gilbert Arenas when he was [in Washington D.C], at the top of his game, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal [in Cleveland]. I've played with a lot but never played with an individual player who had the type of mindset, the drive that he has. If [Bryant] says he's going to win a sixth ring, believe me, he's going to do everything possible to get that ring. ESPN.com

That's not exactly the relationship Jamison had with Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni last season, when he was given no explanation for why he completely fell out of the rotation for a stretch in late December. "Mike was pretty much put in a difficult situation," Jamison said. "There was no training camp where he could get a feel for guys. There was a breakdown of communication when we first got there. And throughout the season it was kind of up and down. "I don't dislike Mike. I obviously respect him as a coach. In my eyes, one of the best offensive-minded coaches in the league. I just think he was put in a tough situation ... but toward the end of the season you saw him kind of open up, and we started to have a relationship, and I kind of understood where he was coming from." ESPN.com

August 28, 2013 Updates
August 26, 2013 Updates

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.