Antawn Jamison is coming off his lowest scoring season of his 15-year career. The veteran only averaged 9.4 points a game. When Jamison signed with the Lakers, he was expecting to be part of something special. The Lakers acquired Dwight Howard and Steve Nash to play with Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant. On paper it looked like a championship contender, but things didn’t turn out so pretty in the city of angels.
Jamison told The Sporting News that he would be cautious in making his decision this time around.
“I think last year, getting the opportunity to play for the Lakers and their organization, I really jumped into it,” Jamison said. “Didn’t really view my options, but this year I really want to make sure I’m going to the right situation, where I have a good rapport with the coaching staff and also with management I’m able to communicate and get an understanding of what they want from me.”
He continued to speak at great lengths about how he will factor in everything upon making his choice.
“Because it looks good on paper doesn’t mean it’s the perfect fit, so 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. That’s why you really have to take your time and key into what’s best not just for me but for my family as well.”
The 37-year old free agent is gauging interest from the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Bobcats, according to SB Nation.