Veteran Jamison signs free-agent deal with Clips

The Los Angeles Clippers announced on Wednesday that they have signed free-agent forward Antawn Jamison.

Per team policy, terms of the deal were
not disclosed.

Watch Jamison’s first interview as a Clipper

Jamison, 37, is a two-time NBA All-Star (2005, 2008) and was the
NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2003-04 while with the Dallas Mavericks.
Jamison brings career averages of 18.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.7
assists in 1,061 career games (864 starts) to the Clippers.

“The only thing they’re (the Clippers) missing is a championship,” Jamison told Eric Patten of Clippers.com. “That’s the only
reason why I’m here. I’m glad that things worked out. It took a while
for it to get done, but patience is a virtue. And we were able to get it
worked out and I think I can come in and contribute and be that piece
that makes this organization very special.”

A veteran of 15 NBA seasons with Golden State, Dallas, Washington,
Cleveland and the Los Angeles Lakers, Jamison appeared in 76 games (six
starts) with the Lakers last season and averaged 9.4 points and 4.8
rebounds.

Jamison enters the 2013-14 season ranked ninth among active
players with 19,958 career points and eighth in total rebounds with
8,102.

“We have a talented team,” Jamison said of the Clippers. “As far as me, whether it’s
that second unit, or wherever the minutes are, just having that positive
outlook, that positive attitude. For the teammates to see that this
guy’s been in the league for 16 years and doesn’t complain about
nothing. He just goes out there and does his job. Those are the things
that I think I bring to this team and to this organization.”

Originally drafted by the Toronto Raptors with the fourth overall
pick in the 1998 NBA Draft before being traded to the Warriors on Draft
Night in exchange for college teammate Vince Carter, Jamison averaged
19.0 points and 9.9 rebounds in three seasons at the University of North
Carolina. In his final collegiate season, Jamison was named the
Naismith College Player of the Year and earned AP Player of the Year and
the John R. Wooden Award after averaging 22.2 points and 10.5 rebounds.

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