Antawn Jamison


2012-13 (#4) 76 9.4 4.8

Forward, #4


Former Wooden Award winner and two-time NBA All-Star forward Antawn Jamison appeared in 76 games for the Lakers after signing for the veteran’s minimum before the 2012-13 season.

Jamison started in just six games for the Lakers as he struggled with his shooting and inconsistent defensive play. He posted career lows in points per game (9.4), rebounds (4.8) and minutes (21.5) while shooting 46.4%. He saw a bump up in playing time after Pau Gasol injured his foot in January, but his season ended on a down note after he needed surgery on his injured right wrist.

Jamison’s stint with the Lakers was somewhat marred by the uneasy relationship he had with Coach Mike D'Antoni. At one point, he publicly criticized D’Antoni for a lack of communication over his playing time. Jamison also skipped exit interviews following the team's first-round playoff loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

Jamison's most memorable moment with the Lakers came in an early-season win over the Denver Nuggets when finished with 33 points and 12 rebounds. It was the first time a Laker had recorded at least 30 points and 10 rebounds off the bench since Shaquille O'Neal accomplished the feat in 1998.

The Lakers chose not to re-sign Jamison after the season, prompting the 15-year NBA veteran to sign a one-year deal with the Clippers.

— Austin Knoblauch
Dec. 10, 2013