Lakers Rumors: Antawn Jamison Headed to Los Angeles?

Daniel BostonAnalyst IIJuly 4, 2012

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 19:  Antawn Jamison #4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during warm ups against the New Jersey Nets at Prudential Center on March 19, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio via Twitter, Antawn Jamison may be within the Laker's grasp as a meeting between the two sides is set to be scheduled.

Lakers also expected to meet with Antawn Jamison, probably early next week. Before you ask, he could put off Bobcats for year or two.”

The addition of Jamison could be huge for the Lakers, who are trying desperately to improve their bench.

Last season, the Lakers, were among the worst in bench production and were awful from three-point range. It remains to be seen what kind of contract Jamison will demand, but one thing is clear: Jamison wants one last shot at playing for a contending team.

Despite the fact that Jamison is 36 years old, he still proved last season how efficient he can be. While averaging 17.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, he was the second-best player behind Kyle Irving's Cleveland Cavaliers team.

For a Laker team attempting a variety of  championship-building trades, Antwan Jamison would be the perfect fit, especially if they can squeeze Dwight Howard and/or Josh Smith from their respective teams. Jamison would be a huge spark off a bench, once sorely lacking in production.

It is now clearly obvious that Mitch Kupchak and the Lakers management are doing everything possible to bring L.A back to its championship form.

With Kobe Bryant desperately searching for his sixth title, Jamison would be one step towards achieving those goals.

In the meantime, we are all keeping our fingers crossed. We're rooting for you, Mitch!