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Video: Mike D’Antoni Explains Antawn Jamison’s Lack of Playing Time

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It was no ordinary Friday night at Staples Center for the Los Angeles Lakers. The purple and gold shared their center stage with Lakers legend Jamaal Wilkes, who had his jersey retirement ceremony at halftime. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and Magic Johnson were just a few of the big names in attendance. With such an astute audience, it was a good thing the Lakers blew out the Portland Trail Blazers 104-87.

Mike D’Antoni explains his reasoning for not playing Antawn Jamison, plus talks about greater defensive focus, Darius Morris, and his philosophy that the ball will find energy. D’Antoni clarifies that not playing Jamison in the fourth quarter had more to do with respect than anything else.

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  • lakers_824

    Fuck dantoni jamison needs to get some playing time, so basically dantoni is saying if some1 gets hurt then he will be in the rotation wtfff, i would start jamison at the 3 instead of starting morris.

    Antawn Jamison has fallen out of Mike D’Antoni’s rotation in the Los Angeles Lakers’ frontcourt.

    Jamison hasn’t played since Dec. 16 against the 76ers, which was the last game before Pau Gasol returned.

    “It doesn’t make sense at all,” said Jamison. “They’re pretty much telling me my services are no longer needed.”

    • http://twitter.com/littleshyguy jeremy

      keep in mind lakers won 4 of 5 without jamison. yes he can score, but you really think he will help on d, because when he did play. he wasnt that great on defense. the reason why he doesnt play is because of his play in d

      • http://twitter.com/bmike254 Mike Montgomery

        Jamisons defense isnt why they were losing. Missed free throws and not taking care of the ball is what lost us most of the games we’ve lost this season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.stuart.3572 Bill Stuart

    Do you suppose he could play the 2 or 3 coming off the bench?

  • the equalizer

    im repeating myself, but jamison is not playing b/c he was getting schoooooled on defense…what dont lakes fans get?..dantoni want players that play with energy on both ends of the floor..when jamison does get a chance to play again, he’d better play deefense or will be at the end of the bench….note: lakes are improving and starting to win consistently……gooo lakes and dantoni!!!

  • Lakerfreak

    Geez…it’s no wonder so many hate lakers fans…you guys are embarrassing. A few weeks ago everyone kept ranting why the bleep bleep is Jamison playing and hill isn’t. Now you don’t like Jamison not playing. It’s not complicated 3 people are going to get the main minutes at the 4 and 5. That’s hill Gasol and Howard. In certain situations Metta will shift to 4 as we go small. If you can only pick 3 out of Gasol Howard hill and Jamison its a no brainer who the odd man out is…
    And Jamison could play the 3 if he was capable of playing defense on a 3…. Maybe when someone old and slow like Paul pierce is out there…

    • the equalizer

      exactly…sum lake fans just cant get over phil.. pjack lovers would have bashed any other coach other than phil…

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