Bulls to pursue Antawn Jamison in free agency
The Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Bobcats have shown interest in 37-year-old veteran Antawn Jamison.
Jamison, who played limited minutes for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2012-13 season, is coming off one of the worst statistical seasons in his NBA career. The 15-year forward out of North Carolina averaged 9.4 points per game, down from his career average of 18.8.
The former Tarheel believes he has a couple productive years left in the tank and would like to play for a contender.
"I made the money, accomplished a lot of things individually," Jamison said in a recent interview. "I have a couple years left where I can compete night in and night out and really have an opportunity to enjoy basketball and not dealing with losses and other nonsense. I just want to be a part of something special."
The 6-foot-9 forward would add depth and length to an injury-prone Bulls roster that averaged 43.2 rebounds per game.
Jamison signed the veteran's minimum last year with the Lakers and will likely do the same for the next team he joins. However, he isn't rushing the process.
"Because it looks good on paper doesn't mean it's the perfect fit," Jamison said. "I really want to make sure the next team I go to, whether it's a one- or two-year deal, that it's a really good fit and we have an understanding with each other as well."
Jamison played for five different teams since being drafted in the first round by the Toronto Raptors in the 1998 NBA Draft.