Cavs Looking to Trade Antawn Jamison?
Jamison’s game has fallen off a cliff — he’s putting up the worst minutes since his rookie season — and according to the local press, the Cleveland Cavaliers would like for someone to take him and his contract off their hands. Preferably, sooner rather than later. From the News-Herald: “Jamison, 34, said he’s made no trade demands. Sources around the league think it’s only a matter of time before the Cavs start shopping his services. ‘I just want to play,’ he said. ‘I know I have a lot left in the tank. I’m going to say if this situation comes up, no matter where I play, I’m going to compete. You also want to get the opportunity of show the team what you’re capable of doing. I’m not going to say I’m going to play well to increase my value in a trade. That’s never been my mind frame. I’ll play hard and let the chips fall where they may.’ Jamison came to the Cavs (7-12) from the Washington Wizards at last season’s trade deadline. Everyone thought he was the final piece to the championship puzzle. Of course, the Boston Celtics didn’t get the memo and upset the Cavs in the Eastern Conference semifinals. That collapse cost Coach Mike Brown his job. The dread didn’t end there for Jamison, who went through some personal issues in the offseason. ‘It’s been a tough year,’ he said. ‘I can’t wait for 2010 to be over. Just with a lot of personal stuff and basketball-wise, it’s been a tough year. Going through what I went through last year in Washington and even coming here and coming up short, it’s been tough.’”