Antawn Jamison was not expected to make a return to the Los Angeles Lakers, and the veteran forward has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Clippers, reports Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles. The deal will be a one-year, veteran's minimum contract, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. The Memphis Grizzlies and Chicago Bulls had also expressed interest in signing Jamison.
The Clippers met with Jamison through the summer, including a dinner meet with head coach and senior vice president of player personnel Doc Rivers. The team was reportedly waiting for a decision to come from Lamar Odom, who players had lobbied for in favor of Jamison.
Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports the Clippers had offered Odom a veteran's minimum deal, but talks had stalled as he wanted a larger contract. Odom's personal life has unraveled as he allegedly struggles with a drug abuse problem since the report from Turner on August 13.
Jamison averaged 9.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in his lone year with the Lakers.