Lakers Rumors: Rush, Jamison, O’Neal, Hill

While Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported yesterday that Antawn Jamison had decided to sign with the Lakers, GM Mitch Kupchak told Dave McMenamin of that nothing was imminent on that front quite yet. If Jamison finalizes a deal with the Lakers, it may have to be for the veteran's minimum, as Kupchak confirmed to ESPNLA that the team doesn't plan to use its $3.09MM mini mid-level exception to fill out its bench. Here are a few more Lakers notes, mostly from McMenamin:

  • In addition to Jermaine O'Neal, Brandon Rush is also working out for the Lakers today, says Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld. However, the Warriors are expected to match any "reasonable offer" for their restricted free agent (Twitter links).

Earlier updates:

  • The Lakers could be closing in on landing both Jamison and Jermaine O'Neal to minimum-salary deals, tweets Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Spears adds that Jordan Hill is still in the mix for L.A. as well.
  • Today is the last day teams can amnesty players in 2012, but the Lakers likely won't use the amnesty provision this year, according to Kupchak. Metta World Peace would probably be the most logical candidate.
  • Although Devin Ebanks has agreed to return to the Lakers, Kupchak confirmed that the two sides are holding off on signing anything. This gives Ebanks the chance to pursue other offers and the Lakers the opportunity to hold an open roster spot in case they make another trade.
  • The Lakers will work out unrestricted free agent big man Jermaine O'Neal today, tweets Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.


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5 thoughts on “Lakers Rumors: Rush, Jamison, O’Neal, Hill

    • Mr.404

      I agree we should go after a young guy, Anthony Randolph is available and he’s only 23 but don’t know how much he’ll cost. And that’s the problem with getting young guys they want to get paid, and the Lakers have limited resources. So its kind of a problem. But hey you never know.

  1. Visionsofsilver

    Signing Jamison would be huge. He’d be a great scorer off the bench. If the Lakers manage to sign Jamison and retain the services of Jordan Hill, they’d have their bench bigs solidified. It’d be nice if they could get a backup PG besides Blake, or another SG to backup Kobe. Raja Bell for SG at the vet’s minimum maybe?

  2. Dodgers1

    these two would be nice signings but know we need to resign Jordan hill and a back up pg or sg.maybe brandon rush since mayo signed with the Mavs.Grant hill is close to signing with the clips.

  3. doyers

    These would be nice bigs coming of the bench but we still need to resign Jordan hill and sign a backup pg or sg.maybe brandon rush since oj mayo signed with the Mavs. And grant hill might have helped us to but he is close to signing with the clippers.


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