The Los Angeles Lakers are still putting together the final touches on their front office. That includes scouting positions.
According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the Lakers are hiring Antawn Jamison to a scouting role.
Jamison played 16 seasons in the NBA, reaching the All-Star game twice in his career. He played with the Lakers in 2012-13 but was past his prime and nothing more than a role player at that stage of his career.
Jamison has been working with the Lakers’ TV partner Spectrum Sportsnet since retiring from NBA basketball.
Jamison’s best years came with the Golden State Warriors where he was among the best scorers in the league. One of his most memorable games was a 50-point duel with Kobe Bryant in which both stars carried their respective teams.
As a long time veteran in the NBA, Jamison has seen plenty of different players, coaches, and styles and can provide valuable insight for the Lakers in whatever capacity they may need. Lakers’ scouts have been highly heralded for their work in the draft process as the team has routinely found gems late in the draft. But as far as day-to-day scouting goes, there may still be room for improvement.
The 41-year-old Jamison will likely be tasked to help achieve that.