Hawks waived Antawn Jamison after getting him from the Clippers in a trade in the trade deadline




The Los Angeles Clippers traded veteran forward Antawn Jamison to the Atlanta Hawks for Cenk Akyol, a Turkish professional selected by the Hawks in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft, in the NBA trade deadline.

But it seems that Jamison won't get a chance to ply his trade down in Atlanta. According to the website RealGM, the Hawks are in the process of waiving the 15-year veteran.



Jamison has appeared in 22 games for Los Angeles, averaging 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.3 minutes. The fact he could not find consistent minutes with the Clippers—a team desperately in need of bench help, particularly in the frontcourt—says a great deal about just how far his play has fallen off this season.

Will he get a shot with another team in 2013-14? Unlikely.

Usually veteran players are bought out because they are stuck on go-nowhere teams who would rather play youngsters, such as the case of Glen Davis' buyout from the Orlando Magic. But the Hawks themselves are a playoff-contending team that could really use a boost, having lost their last seven games in a row. And they are even willing to give Jamison a shot. That just might be the death knell to his long career.

If Jamison goes anywhere, he will probably try to latch onto a legitimate title contender, which has been his goal for the past few years

Even if he never wins that ring, Jamison can still look back on a long and distinguished career filled with accomplishments: 1997-98 Naismith College Player of the Year award, 2003-04 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award, two All-Star teams and more than 20,000 career points. He should look at his career as one of fulfillment, not regret.

Jamison's Career
Jamison was selected by the Toronto Raptors in the first round with the fourth overall pick of the 1998 NBA Draft before being traded to the Golden State Warriors for former Tar Heel teammate Vince Carter. Jamison was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team with the Warriors. During his career, Jamison has been a two-time All-Star and has won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award during the 2003–04 . He was a member of the USA National Team for the 2006 FIBA World Championships.

He is averaging 18.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg. and 1.6 apg. in his 18 years in the NBA.

Hawks waived Antawn Jamison after getting him from the Clippers in a trade in the trade deadline Hawks waived Antawn Jamison after getting him from the Clippers in a trade in the trade deadline Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 2/22/2014 Rating: 5

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