The Clippers have agreed to terms with power forward Antawn Jamison, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Jamison, a 15-year NBA veteran, spent last season across the hall with the other team in the Staples Center when the 37 year old averaged 9.4 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game in 21.5 minutes a night for the Lakers. At his peak, he was a prime-time performer, a two-time All Star that averaged 20.6 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game from 1999 through 2009. Over the past couple of years though, he has developed into a more complementary type of offensive player.
In his one season with the Lakers, Jamison started only six games, coming off the bench in the other 70 in which he played. Now, he provides the Clippers with a piece they have sorely missed over the past couple of seasons: a stretch four. Though he isn’t exactly known for his defensive prowess, Jamison is someone who is a consistent jump shooter (36.3 percent from three, 44.7 percent from 16 feet out to the three-point line last season) and someone who can spread the floor a bit when slotted into the power forward spot.
The Clippers continue to load up and now project to have a bench of Darren Collison, Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, Ryan Hollins, and Jamison. That gives them a backup at each position with Byron Mullens theoretically able to play both big man spots.
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