Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/29/12
Antawn Jamison has seen just about everything in his NBA career. Not this, he said Friday after sitting out a fifth consecutive game via the dreaded DNP-Coachs Decision. Fifteen years, the Lakers forward said, recapping his career. My only thing is let me know why. I dont think you go from starting and 30-something minutes to not in the rotation whatsoever. And not explaining to me what exactly happened, thats the toughest thing. Theres nothing you can do but be positive and support your teammates. The only reason I came here was they said I was going to play and to win a championship. Jamison was signed by the Lakers in July for the veterans minimum of 1.4 million and a one-year contract. He seemed to find his game shortly after Mike Brown was replaced by Coach Mike DAntoni. Jamison had 33 points against Denver on Nov. 30 and then averaged 12.3 over the next four games. His playing time and production dwindled steadily from there, bringing him to where he is now next to rookie Robert Sacre at the end of the Lakers bench. Earlier in the day, DAntoni said Jamison would probably get back into the rotation. Everybody gets another chance and stuff, he said. Were playing nine guys and Im really liking Metta World Peace. We dont want to lose Antawn because he does what he does. Well see. Antawns ready to roll if we need him. It was assumed his stats would drop after he averaged 17.2 points last season for Cleveland. It wasnt assumed he would sit on the bench for entire games. Theres a competitor in me that wants to compete and I know I can help the team, Jamison said. Whenever I get answers, I guess Ill feel more better about the situation but nothing has been told to me why nothing has happened or that I did anything wrong. DNPs for the first time in my career. I have not had a conversation with DAntoni about anything about the situation. Jamison is averaging 7.2 points for the Lakers in 25 games, five of which he started. -Mike Bresnahan
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

NFL determines Raiders complied with Rooney Rule

Kemba Walker would be ‘devastated’ if Hornets trade him

Report: Anderson threatened to sexually assault cop's wife

Brady plays coy on hand injury, says ‘we’ll see’ about Sunday

Foles ‘wanted to retire’ after spending a year with Fisher

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

New study: NFL concussion protocol won’t protect players from CTE

ESPN’s Michelle Beadle blasts ‘obnoxious, misogynist’ LaVar Ball

Tim Tebow invited to major league spring training with Mets

Jeff Fisher enjoying success of former QBs Keenum, Foles

Report: Bell skipped most of walk-through before Jags game

Steph Curry wants Giannis on his All-Star team

The 'One of these things is not like the other' quiz

16 sweet college hoops game to watch down the stretch

NHL Weekender: Kings, Leafs heading in the wrong direction

NFL Championship Weekend Predictions: History will be made in the NFC

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

Greatest NFL Conference Championship moments ever

Top 10 X-factors for Conference Championship Games

Case Keenum deserves better than the also-ran description

Best performances in the history of NFL Conference Championship games

15 underrated NBA players having tremendous seasons

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: The Saints miss an important long-distance call

10 most surprising college basketball teams

Lakers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'One of these things is not like the other' quiz

16 sweet college hoops game to watch down the stretch

NHL Weekender: Kings, Leafs heading in the wrong direction

The 'Baby I'm a (All-)Star' quiz

Devin Booker is expanding his game beyond getting buckets

Ranking baseball's GMs entering the 2018 season

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: The Saints miss an important long-distance call

Johnny Gaudreau, Flames hope layoff won't cool them down

The 'Fumble and The Miss' quiz

NFL Championship Weekend Predictions: History will be made in the NFC

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker