Jamison a Hornet to BEE?

Published: February 8, 2011

UPDATE: ESPN’s Marc Stein chimed in on Jamison and the Hornets in Tuesday’s Daily Dime, writing that New Orleans “has a level or interest in [him].”

But Stein writes that sources “expressed skepticism that a suitable deal can be assembled before the deadline.”

Further, Stein reports the Cavs may not see much benefit in buying out his contract if no trade occurs.

“With word reaching us this week that the Cavs also see little benefit to buying out Jamison (one of their few coveted assets) if no trade materializes in the next two-plus weeks, odds start to increase that Jamison will be brought back with Scott for the new season — whenever that might be post-lockout — given how admirably they’ve been coping with what’s happened since Cleveland’s forgotten 7-9 start,” wrote Stein.

Antawn Jamison is often listed as one of the most likely players on the Cavs to get traded this season.

But as ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher writes in his chat Friday, a buyout could come for Jamison if he’s not dealt before the Feb. 24 trade deadline.

And if that’s the case, the Hornets could come calling.

Bucher explains:


ESPN’s The Magazine’s Ric Bucher

Jamison a good fit for the Hornets

“Likeliest [to get traded is] Jamison. Cavs will try to deal him, but if it doesn’t happen I would expect a buyout. And the team likeliest to sign him after that is New Orleans right now. They need a stretch 4 and he would be perfect.”


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  1. Mikey

    February 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    This is a pipedream. If (and thats a big “if”) any real negotiations take place, there is no way that David West’s name will avoid coming up.

  2. Hornet

    February 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    If we got him after a pretty unlikely buyout, awesome. But in terms of trades, there are other guys I’d rather go after. I’d like to have him on the team, but if Bucher knew anything he’d know we don’t need a stretch 4 (like we don’t have enough in West, Smith, Andersen)

    • HiMyNameisSteven

      February 8, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      agree lol and mikey in no way is this a pipe dream and they wouldnt ask for west cuz west is better than him…. if we could get jamison and varajao hmmm

    • Kyle

      February 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      Yeah I don’t see Jamison being significantly better than Smith at this point in his career and he certainly isn’t on the upswing. If he gets bought out and we just bring him in for a reasonable price (and a very short contract) then that’s fine, but I really hope they don’t give up anything for him.

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