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#61 DaSmoothOperator

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 09:58 AM

What services son? I haven't seen anything to impress me, you wouldn't even pick yourself in fantasy ball, lol, have some pride and make the most out of what skills you still retain, or retire.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 10:02 AM

I think Antawn is under the assumption that he's done something wrong. if D'antoni just tells him what's up I think he'd feel better about it.


I think things would work out a lot easier if everything was handled in such fashion.

What services son? I haven't seen anything to impress me,


Jamison has hardly played enough ball for a fair impression to be made.

Edited by -Wade-, December 30, 2012 - 10:03 AM.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 01:26 PM

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Lakers' Jamison apologizes for complainig about playing time, says he's "disappointed" he "expressed my frustration the way I did."


at least he knows how wrong he was. he was brought here in large part for Vet Leadership,NOT to cause contraversy -polar opposites, it was a childish outlash. smh

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The Jamison support is understandable considering his career, but in the 5 games prior to his 5 DNP-CDs, he shot 5-for-22 (22.7 pct)

and he said benching him didnt make sense. smh. the shooting ,along with the poor D and poor rebounding. cmon kid

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 01:26 PM

Some of the questing these reporters from LA Times and ESPN LA are asking him are just stirring the pot...ridiculous, they made him apologize and asked him if he wants a trade

1) He should be frustrated he isn't getting any PT. Thats a good thing. He wants to play. I'll take it
2) He shouldn't be apologizing for being frustrated. These are like everyday occurrences in any team
3) Credit to him for handling it like a pro and saying he'd rather stay here and then be somewhere else

Edited by MDI, December 30, 2012 - 01:27 PM.

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#65 Majesty

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 01:32 PM

Posted Image Dave McMenamin@mcten
Antawn Jamison said he would not demand a trade or "rock the boat" because of his lack of playing time. He's in it for the long haul.


Posted Image Dave McMenamin@mcten
D'Antoni on any Jamison controversy: "There is nothing there." Mike D joked that he was upset Antawn didn't get him a Christmas gift though



So I guess that's that.

Well I feel better about all this now

Edited by Majesty, December 30, 2012 - 01:32 PM.

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#66 Majesty

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 01:36 PM

Also

Posted Image Mark Medina@MedinaLakersNBA
Jamison: "I'd rather be in LA winning basketball games and have a chance to contend rather than being in some other city being 5-30."


Posted Image Mark Medina@MedinaLakersNBA
As I wrote in my piece yesterday, Jamison's frustrations were more to D'Antoni not explaining thought process to him than not playing


Posted Image Mark Medina@MedinaLakersNBA
More Jamison: "I shouldn't have expressed my frustrations the way I did, especially after a win"



Well this is all good news. Glad the air was cleared and that things are better now. Now at least Jamison understands the perspective.

Nice subtle shot at the Bobcats too =P

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 02:17 PM

So is the problem solved now or what???

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#68 Majesty

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 02:27 PM

So is the problem solved now or what???


Yes :)

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 02:41 PM

When Jamison finally gets off the bench I expect him to do most of his damage running without the ball, where he is most effective. He needs to streak towards the paint and wait for Nash and co. to feed him where he is most comfortable. If he just continues to shoot from the outside over and over again he will see more bench time.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 03:05 PM

PROBLEM HAS BEEN SOLVED!!

Antawn Jamison apologizes for expressing frustration about reduced role

Mark Medina

Two days after openly questioning the thought process behind his diminished role, Lakers forward Antawn Jamison apologized.

“I shouldn’t have expressed my frustrations the way I did, especially after a win,” Jamison told reporters. “It derails from what we’re trying to do here.”

The Lakers (15-15) have won six of their last seven games, which has coincided with Jamison sitting out the last five. That reflected a stark contrast to the Lakers’ initial expectations when they signed him this offseason to a one-year deal worth the veteran’s minimum ($1.4 million). Few expected Jamison would reflect his career 19.2 points per game through 15 seasons. But they envisioned him becoming the Lakers’ sixth man and lead the bench with secondary scoring.


Shortly after the Lakers fired Mike Brown, Jamison’s role expanded under coach Mike D’Antoni. He posted a season-high 33 points against Denver on Nov. 30 and then averaged 12.3 points over the next four games. But Metta World Peace’s offensive and defensive consistency, Jordan Hill’s energy and Jamison’s streaky shooting and subpar defense all have contributed toward a diminished role. Jamison even sat in the Lakers’ blowout win Friday over Portland when seldom-used reserves Devin Ebanks, Robert Sacre and Earl Clark played in garbage time, an issue D’Antoni says he made out of respect for the 15-year veteran.


That dynamic prompted Jamison to vent his frustrations to this newspaper.
““It doesn’t make sense at all,” Jamison said. “They’re pretty much telling me my services are no longer needed.” In a separate interview with the Los Angeles Times, Jamison echoed similar frustrations, namely that D’Antoni hasn’t explained the demotion to him directly.

“I know you all have a job to do, but if you go to a player after he didn’t play in a game, he’s going to be upset,” D’Antoni said. “Stuff comes out, but there is nothing there.”
“He didn’t send me a Christmas gift and I’m kind of upset about that,” D’Antoni added jokingly. “But he’s a great guy and professional. He understands I’m taking a different way to go. It’s nothing he didn’t do. He just has to keep getting ready and it will come back in his favor.”


Has D’Antoni echoed those sentiments and his overall thought process directly to Jamison?
The only way I know how to handle anything is I’m trying to talk to the guys every day on what’s going on. We have 35 assistant coaches they can talk to if they have problems,” D’Antoni said, jokingly. “My door is always open if there’s any problems. It’s always been that way. There’s absolutely nothing there.”
“Most of the time I [make rotations] without pre planning it. A lot of times you make a substitution or you go that way because you see something early in the game that you’d like to exploit. As a player, they can see that. I can understand why it’s difficult to accept or needs a better explanation. I could do a better job of communicating. There’s no doubt about that. But I’m great, he’s great, the team’s winning.”


Jamison stressed such themes even when he acknowledged his frustrations. But he shied away from revisiting any grievances. Instead, Jamison reiterated his preference for playing for a championship caliber team and stressed how “winning overrules everything.”

“There’s not going to be no rocking the boat for myself or demanding a trade,” Jamison said. “I’m here for the long haul. I’m here to help this team win a championship. If the opportunity comes up again, I just have to be patient and be ready for the opportunity to present itself. Until then, we’re winning. That’s the most important thing.”
“I’m a competitor and I want to compete. But I came here not only to win but to win a championship. If that calls for me to be a cheerleader or coach some of the guys on the bench I’m sitting next to, I’m willing to do that. I’ve had all the individual success you could possibly have, but most importantly, it’s about winning a championship and being there for your teammates. I’d rather be in LA winning basketball games and have a chance to contend rather than being in some other city being 5-30.”

Following Sunday’s practice, Jamison continued working on his jump shooting and working with other reserves. Jamison has cemented a strong reputation as a professional and has never had any reported locker room friction. Despite Jamison’s public frustration.


That dynamic wasn’t lost on Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.


“It’s one thing to lead from the front by playing a lot of minutes,” he said. “But there is also leadership from the backside, not playing a lot of minutes and being a professional and showing unselfishness for the group. I think that has an affect the rest of the team. It helps us as a ballclub to be unselfish and play for each other. When he gets his opportunity, he’s going to come in and play well.”


Jamison vowed he will keep that mindset even if the diminished playing time continues.


“The biggest thing is for me to continue to work and be positive,” he said. “If the opportunity comes up, I’ll be ready. I’ve seen it so many times where they give up and then the opportunity comes. Then they’re not physically prepared. They’re not mentally prepared. It’s a long season. Things are going to happen. In my situation, I’m going to continue to work and continue to be positive. When the situation comes up, I’ll be ready to compete at a high level.”




Glad to see this has taken a turn for the better. Things like this help make us stronger, I like that we're getting this all taken care of early in the season.

Edited by Majesty, December 30, 2012 - 03:06 PM.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 03:52 PM

Nothing to see here...kuma.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 04:17 PM

that cuz he cant play defense at all
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Posted December 30, 2012 - 05:13 PM

If you're a coach and you make an adjustment that works, why would you change it, kuma? That's where MDA finds himself, kuma. If the team wasn't playing better, Jamison would have been back in the lineup by now...kuma.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 06:21 PM

take him to dinner

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 06:28 PM

SUCKS life out of my body that he doesnt want to be traded. hopefully 5 more DNP's trade his mind, so we can trade him for a player who will play(a PG/SF)

(it would look bad to future vet FA's if we trade a vet FA who took less money to win with us,,,he needs to agree to the trade for it to not look bad for the LAL FO)

Edited by GMTradePau4aBench, December 30, 2012 - 06:29 PM.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 06:50 PM

SUCKS life out of my body that he doesnt want to be traded. hopefully 5 more DNP's trade his mind, so we can trade him for a player who will play(a PG/SF)

(it would look bad to future vet FA's if we trade a vet FA who took less money to win with us,,,he needs to agree to the trade for it to not look bad for the LAL FO)


Why would you want to trade him, kuma? He actually has one of the best contracts on the team and he fits the offense...kuma.

There are people who could/should be traded but I'm not sure Jamison has done anything to put him on that list...kuma.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 08:14 PM

SUCKS life out of my body that he doesnt want to be traded. hopefully 5 more DNP's trade his mind, so we can trade him for a player who will play(a PG/SF)

(it would look bad to future vet FA's if we trade a vet FA who took less money to win with us,,,he needs to agree to the trade for it to not look bad for the LAL FO)


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 08:34 PM

all yall are kumas. im sorry i want to trade a guy who doesnt play. get off his sack

Edited by GMTradePau4aBench, December 30, 2012 - 08:35 PM.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 08:52 PM

all yall are kumas. im sorry i want to trade a guy who doesnt play. get off his sack


Then you should be looking to trade the people that don't play because they 'can't play' as opposed to the guy that isn't playing because of matchups but will be playing in the future.

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Posted December 30, 2012 - 09:15 PM

Then you should be looking to trade the people that don't play because they 'can't play' as opposed to the guy that isn't playing because of matchups but will be playing in the future.


:whatthe: cant ,trade, players who cant play. jamison wont play much in the next 5 games, and he'll then be open to a trade. :whistle:

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