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2012 NBA Free Agency Rumors: Warriors Interested In Antawn Jamison?

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March 7, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; Cleveland Cavilers forward Antawn Jamison (4) during the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.  Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
March 7, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; Cleveland Cavilers forward Antawn Jamison (4) during the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

(Belated S/O to GSWarrior1818 who posted this first)

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports tweeted this evening that the Golden State Warriors are rumored to have interest in unrestricted free agent and former Warrior forward Antawn Jamison.

As we've discussed previously, the Warriors need a forward and he is yet another of Warriors GM Bob Myers' former clients.

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The challenge of course is that 14-year veteran would have to accept the mid-level exception to sign with the Warriors. And although his perimeter shooting ability helps to draw out bigger defenders, the Warriors could also use a stronger rebounder - Jamison's rebounding numbers have steadily declined in recent years with his total rebounding percentage approaching a career-low last season.

Of course, there's also the fact that the Warriors aren't the only team on the Jamison free agent nostalgia list.

Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported earlier today that Jamison would also be interested in a return home to North Carolina.

Jamison, an unrestricted free agent, grew up in Charlotte and still calls it home. He'll meet with Bobcats executives Rod Higgins and Rich Cho Thursday night over dinner, a source confirms, to discuss possibly signing here...he told the Observer in January he's intrigued by the prospect of playing for the Bobcats. Jamison's family lives year-round in Charlotte, as he chose not to uproot young children during his last three seasons as a Cleveland Cavalier.

Jamison has to be thinking about finishing out his career now and one might figure that playing close to home could play a factor in that. More practically, the Bobcats have more cap room to spend than either the Lakers or Warriors, should they choose to spend more than that MLE amount.

For more free agency rumors, check out SB Nation NBA's 2012 NBA free agency storystream.