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Clippers trade Antawn Jamison to Hawks, Byron Mullens to 76ers

Feb 20, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

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Antawn Jamison hasn’t filled the stretch-four role the Clippers hoped he would this season. He’s played in only one of the Clippers last 17 games (a 45-point win over the 76ers).

Though Jamison has just a minimum contract, that’s still more money than the Clippers need to spend on someone with no upside and no ability to help right now.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

The Hawks – hit hard by frontcourt injuries to Al Horford, Pero Antic and Gustavo Ayon – have lost seven straight and fallen to seventh in the Eastern Conference. Jamison won’t be a savior, but if he helps them keep their playoff spot, that will have been more than enough to justify absorbing his contract into their cap space.

Update: Jamison isn’t the only frontcourt veteran the Clippers are dumping. Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:

Look for the Clippers to be active in the free agent market. Jason Collins or Marcus Camby would be good fits, and forthcoming buyouts should add more viable candidates.

  1. jayrandle - Feb 20, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Atlanta Hawks frontline is very thin and devastated by injuries…This trade make sense for the Hawks who before the Horford injury was a solid 3 seed in the standings.

  2. antistratfordian - Feb 20, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Why is he still playing?

    • eugenesaxe1 - Feb 20, 2014 at 9:25 PM

      Because fools are still paying.

      • antistratfordian - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:00 PM

        Good answer.

  3. ufools - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    2nd rounder for Mullens?!? Clips stole one here.

  4. loungefly74 - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Jamison…a player with very misleading stats…in a bad way…all through out his career.

  5. dinofrank60 - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    If he can’t help the Clips, he can’t help the Hawks; the Hawks and Jamison mau arrange a buyout.

    • dinofrank60 - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:58 PM


  6. ohioteamsusuallysuck - Feb 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Chris camby?

  7. 15412pack - Feb 20, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    You know you are trying to lose games when you trade for BJ Mullens. Should be an exciting race for worst record. My Bucks have a solid lead, but Philly really did some strong work today. If Ramon Sessions gets hot and Danny Grainger keeps shooting 35% in extended minutes, Philly might be able to make a push. Bucks need to buyout Caron Butler. He put on a show the other night, 6-9 on 3s. Classic “Please Trade for Me!!” game, but didn’t work.

  8. Professor Fate - Feb 20, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    What happened to all the Clippers fans who said signing Jamison was such a good addition?

    • nickjackalson - Feb 21, 2014 at 8:32 AM

      no bathtub-time machines

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