Clippers Sign Antawn Jamison

WEDNESDAY, 4:08pm: The Clippers have officially signed Jamison, the team announced today in a press release.

MONDAY, 4:44pm: The Clippers have signed Antawn Jamison to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, according to Ramona Shelburne of (Twitter links).  It was reported that the Clippers were closing in on a deal with the veteran last night, though the Grizzlies and Bulls were also in the mix for his services.

Jamison, 37, spent last season with the Lakers, averaging 9.4 PPG and 4.8 RPG in 21.5 minutes per contest. It was a noticeable step back from the forward's previous career averages of 19.5 PPG and 7.9 RPG in 36.3 minutes per game. 

The Clippers were said to be waiting on other options, namely Lamar Odom, before signing Jamison. In fact, they told Jamison as much nearly two weeks ago when he thought he was on the verge of a deal.  It appears that Odom is going through some personal troubles right now, though earlier today, agent Jeff Schwartz refuted reports that his client has gone missing.  One source told ESPN's Marc Stein that Odom is dealing with a drug problem and his friends are trying to get him help.

The UNC product is represented by the Wasserman Media Group, according to the Hoops Rumors Agency Database.

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