Clippers’ Antawn Jamison Unsure of Minutes
(Antawn) Jamison said that when they met earlier this summer, (Coach Doc) Rivers promised him an opportunity to play, but not a specific amount of playing time. And with one of the deepest benches in the NBA, there might not be a whole lot of playing time for the 15-year veteran who is approaching 20,000 career points.
“He hasn’t sugarcoated anything,” Jamison said. “He said, ‘I want you to come in and help out these guys, let them know what you see out there on the court. I’m not going to promise you a certain amount of minutes a game but you will get an opportunity to play.’
“He was forthcoming with any kind of questions I had. He always answered them and that’s what you want out of your coach. For him to express interest in myself and bring me on board really says a lot. Whatever role they have me in or want me to be, I’m definitely going with open arms.”