Clippers Trade Antawn Jamison To Hawks

The Hawks announced that they have acquired Antawn Jamison and cash considerations from the Clippers in exchange for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol.  Sending Jamison to Atlanta saves Los Angeles $884,293 toward its tax bill.  

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The 37-year-old has been averaging 3.8 PPG and 2.5 RPG in a career-low 11.3 minutes per game this season for Los Angeles.  For his career, the veteran has averaged 18.5 PPG and 7.5 RPG across 16 NBA campaigns.

We learned earlier this week that the Clippers were dangling Jamison and others for frontcourt help.  Jamison signed a one-year, minimum salary deal with the Clippers over the summer and despite his impressive resume, he hasn’t had the kind of impact that Doc Rivers & Co. were hoping for.  Meanwhile, Jamison may not be staying it Atlanta for long as the club is said to be considering a buyout for the veteran forward.

Akyol, a 6’7″ forward, was the Hawks’ second-round draft pick in 2005 but has never appeared in the NBA and now plays in the Turkish Basketball League.  It’s extremely unlikely that he’ll wind up in the NBA.

Chuck Myron contributed to this post.  Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.   Brian Windhorst of first reported the deal.  Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times (on Twitter) added details.

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