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UPDATE: Monday, July 15, at 7:10 p.m. ET by Zach Buckley
The Los Angeles Clippers aren't the only team interested in freeing free-agent stretch forward Antawn Jamison from basketball's unemployment line.
Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports that the Clippers and Charlotte Bobcats have expressed recent interest in Jamison.
Jamison played high school hoops in Charlotte and carved out his NBA path at the University of North Carolina, so this isn't necessarily an economically driven or success-based decision.
He told Spears that some suitors have been cautious to bring him on board because of "unnecessary concerns about his surgically repaired wrist."
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UPDATE: Wednesday, July 10, at 9:09 a.m. ET by Dan Favale
Los Angeles remains interested in signing Antawn Jamison, but Ramon Shelburne of ESPN says that the timetable behind a decision has been pushed back.
The Clippers must sort through their other transactions before anything with Jamison can be finalized.
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UPDATE: Monday, July 8, at 1:25 p.m. ET by Adam Fromal
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Los Angeles Clippers and Antawn Jamison are discussing a one-year deal.
The aging power forward would be able to add an element of spacing to a frontcourt that often acts confined to the paint, but he'd have to take a pay cut in order to do so. If he's reached this stage of the negotiations, it's presumably something he'd be willing to do, though.
As Wojnarowski makes clear, no deal has been agreed upon.
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UPDATE: Sunday, July 7, at 5:53 p.m. ET by Dan Favale
The Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner confirms Los Angeles' interest in Antawn Jamison.
Turner says the two sides have had discussions about Jamison joining the Clippers for the veteran's minimum, which is all Los Angeles can currently offer.
He also writes that the Clippers are interested in bringing back Ronny Turiaf as well and that signing him and Jamison would effectively end Lamar Odom's time with the team.
According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, the Clippers are among a number of teams that have shown an interest in signing veteran Antawn Jamison.
Jamison spent all of last season with the Lakers.
Buying or Selling?
Have to buy in this instance.
Now that the Clippers have what they consider a championship core in place, they're going to finish out the roster with as many reliable veterans as possible.
Jamison struggled during his only season with the Lakers, but is averaging 18.8 points per game for his career. He also connected on 36.1 percent of his treys last season, an upgrade over the 35.7 percent the Clippers shot as a team.
In the name of winning a championship last season, Jamison took a gigantic pay cut to play with the Lakers, an endeavor that pretty much blew up in his face.
Will he be apt to give the Los Angeles team at chance to help him win a ring?
We'll just have to wait and see.