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January 03, 2012

Jamison dreams of being a Bobcat

Charlottean Antawn Jamison's dream scenario for the end of his career — come home to play for the Bobcats.

The 14-year NBA veteran becomes a free agent after this season. He plans to play two or three more seasons. In an exclusive interview Tuesday with the Observer, forward Jamison said he'd give every consideration to signing with the Bobcats.

"That's always been a dream of mine — to be home'' for the conclusion of his career, Jamison told the Observer. "To have my parents there (at home games), to have my kids there.''

Jamison's children are now 6 and 2, old enough that they miss him playing elsewhere each season. He said the lockout provided him an opportunity to spend more time being a parent, and he misses that by playing in Cleveland, as he does now.

Jamison, who grew up in Charlotte, has built a homestead there where he and his wife have lived for several years.

"Having the kids come to the games with me all the time? That would be great,'' Jamison said.

Posted by Observer Sports on January 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM | Permalink


Can we trade Thomas to Portland for Wallace! Wait a minute we can't do that we need more ping pong balls for the lottery! Air Jordan you can come and tell me your sorry next Tuesday at the Houston game! I'll be easy to find! I'll be the Bobcat fan sitting in the section with all the empty seats around me! You know why we never win the lottery or get in the top three? It's called Karma for not trying to win! 23 years of Charlotte NBA basketball growing pains continue!

Posted by: joe cool | Jan 4, 2012 12:02:38 AM

can't see that being really helpful to the team given our gluttony of 4's. maggette and cash for jamison?

dude's end of his career really got caught up with the lebron situation. he should have been playing games that matter these past 2 years. greatest charlottean thus far? gotta be between him and bobby jones unless you count the burbs and talk worthy or thompson.

or todd fuller.

Posted by: charlottean | Jan 4, 2012 12:06:38 AM

who ?

Posted by: Ace Juniper | Jan 4, 2012 9:48:03 AM

Joe Cool

If you want Jordan to find you and say he is sorry you'll have to be more descriptive than being the guy sitting with nobody around him, that's like saying I'll be the guy with no clothes on at the nudist camp:)

Posted by: TrueBBallFan | Jan 4, 2012 11:26:22 AM

Trade Maggette for Jamison ASAP...add a future 2nd Rd Pick if necessary and/or the trade exceptions from the Wallace and Livingston trades. That would be AWESOME (Salary Cap wise), if Cleveland is willing to do it. Why?

1.) Maggette is owed $21M between this and next season. Jamison is due $15M but his an expiring contract. Jamison can play the SF spot for one season and do pretty much the same as Maggette. The Cats save $6M.

2.) The Bobcats are expected to have $11M in Cap Space next year. That trade will give them $11M more. If they also waive Diop through the amnesty clause, that goes up to almost $30M in Cap Space next Season. Plus the Cats will still get a Top 3 Pick and keep their young talent.

3.) Draft Harrison Barnes and then make a "Splash" in Free Agency. Go after both Deron Williams and Dwight Howard. Resign DJ White, trade Augustine for a bigger combo G (i.e. Leandro Barbosa) and sign Jamison for the MLE. Charlotte will be a Championship contender next season.

D. Williams/K. Walker/L. Barbosa
G. Henderson/R. Williams/M. Carroll
H. Barnes/A. Jamison/D. Brown
T. Thomas/B. Biyombo/ D.J. White
D. Howard/B. Mullens/Sign C

Posted by: RobC | Jan 4, 2012 1:49:46 PM

I like how unrealistic you guys are. You're not getting Gerald Wallace for lowly Jamison even if you didn't care about the lottery. The Cavs aren't going to take on Magette's two-year mess of a contract to get Jamison off the books because he will leave in FA from them anyways.

Posted by: Dylan | Jan 4, 2012 2:40:03 PM

TrueBballFan, we are not playing fantasy mode in nba 2k12, be more realistic. If everything was that easy there would be a senario for every team to be a title contender in only one season...

Posted by: dennis | Jan 11, 2012 1:16:37 PM

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