Antawn Jamison turned down more years and more money from the Bobcats last summer to sign with the Lakers, in hopes of finally capturing a championship. The season hasn't gone as planned for Jamison or the Lakers, but the veteran forward doesn't expect this to be his last shot at a title, as he tells Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
"After this year, I got two more years," Jamison said. "Mentally, I’m set for two more years and that’s it."
Jamison, 36, is currently in his 15th NBA season, playing for fifth team, and will be an unrestricted free agent again this summer. Still, this isn't the first time we've heard that he doesn't intend to retire after this season. Three weeks ago, he told Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com that he thinks he can "still compete with these young guys."
It's not clear yet whether the Lakers would be interested in bringing Jamison back next season. While L.A. will likely be wary of adding much salary to a roster that's expected to be well into the tax, the team has to fill out its bench somehow. Jamison signed a minimum-salary contract last offseason, so if he's willing to do that again, I'd expect the Lakers to have some interest.