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Clippers officially sign Jamison; Odom now out of picture

Aug 28, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

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This was coming for a while. The Clippers first reached out to Antawn Jamison just a week into free agency, but it was a month later when new coach Doc Rivers sat down to talk with Jamison. And it was still a little more than three weeks until last night when the two sides reached a deal.

But now it is official, the Clippers have signed Jamison to a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. It is a one-year deal for the veteran minimum.

Jamison will have a limited role with the Clippers off the bench but he can help the second unit because at age 37 he can still shoot the rock — 36 percent from three, 46 percent overall on his way to 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds a game for the Lakers.

The pace and style of the Clippers should fit him better. It’s not going to be a big role, but Jamison is the kind of guy Rivers leans on both in games and in the locker room.

This news means the Clippers talks with Lamar Odom are dead. That was pretty obvious anyway, with everything he is going through personally, but this seals that fate. The Los Angeles Daily News confirms that.

Odom is going to have to show GMs he is both clean and committed to playing to get back on a roster at this point, and seems more likely to be a risk a team might take in season (after an injury forces their hand) than one teams are likely to take now.

  1. losangelesfan - Aug 28, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug

  2. 22yearsagotoday - Aug 28, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie; cocaine.

  3. dirtydavis - Aug 28, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Coke is all natural

    • abchome - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:20 AM

      pepsi or cola?

    • imakcds - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      unless you have a direct source, with no middle men, you can be sure the coke is NOT all natural, as it will be cut/diluted every step of the way into your nose.

  4. 2phatt2 - Aug 29, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Dude…Crack is WRACK.

  5. allenjay - Aug 29, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    odom is now on mess. i think if the lakers sign him again, he will back to normal. the odom who won 6th man of the year…

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