Cleveland Cavaliers: Antawn Jamison’s Future With The Cavs

January 13th, 2011 by Samuel Drew Leave a reply »
As the 8-28 Cavs got ready to play the Suns Sunday night, hope was barely surviving in the city of Cleveland.

When it was announced that center Anderson Varejao was most likely done for the season after a second MRI showed a torn tendon in his left foot, the hope officially ended.

However, the optimism fans had left was not the only thing that died Sunday.

With Varejao’s playing days over for this year, so is his status as being trade bait—along with forward Antawn Jamison’s.

After Varejao and Jamison, the remaining active Cavs post players have a combined 130 career starts—with forward J.J. Hickson contributing the most to the total with 95.

Even as strong as the youth movement is in Cleveland right now, the Cavs still need a veteran to teach the young guys the way.

Plus, even as well as Jamison has played, recently, Cavs would still likely receive only a second round pick for him—at best.

Why can’t the Cavs get more?

The knock on Jamison is his age, 34, and his contract, two years with $15M in the final year. If Jamison had an expiring contract, the ...

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