HoopsHype Antawn Jamison rumors

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

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Ramona Shelburne: Clippers have been interested in Jamison all summer. Just wanted to take their time with last couple of roster spots. Twitter @ramonashelburne

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