Because Antawn Jamison saw a title contender in the Los Angeles Lakers last summer, he didn't spend much time looking over other options as a free agent. That's not going to happen this offseason, he told The Sporting News.
"Because it looks good on paper doesn't mean it's the perfect fit, so I really want to make sure the next team I go to, whether it's a one- or two-year deal, that it's a really good fit and we have a understanding with each other as well," Jamison told The Sporting News. "That's why you really have to take your time and key into what's best not just for me but for my family as well."
Los Angeles, of course, didn't turn into the juggernaut many people expected it to be. Injuries and off-the-court distractions -- Jamison called it "nonsense" -- made it difficult for the Lakers to land in the postseason. Jamison did his part, averaging 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game as he shot 36 percent from three-point range.
Jamison wasn't exactly happy with the little playing time he got under Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, but he said that the focus moving forward is simply about enjoying whatever is left of his career. He believes he could add a punch off the bench for a playoff-bound team in 2013-14.
All of the interested teams are serious threats to go deep in the playoffs save the Bobcats. For Jamison, who played for the veteran's minimum in Los Angeles last year, it's now about putting forth the due diligence in choosing a prime landing spot.