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
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