The Atlanta Hawks have acquired forward Antawn Jamison from the Los Angeles Clippers per a report from ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst.
The Clippers have traded Antawn Jamison to the Atlanta Hawks, sources told ESPN— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) February 20, 2014
The move is a pure salary dump on the Clippers part according to Grantland's Zach Lowe
Jamison deal is a pure tax dump for the Clippers; ATL can take him into cap space.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) February 20, 2014
Jamison has played sparingly for the Clippers this season appearing in 22 games while averaging 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.3 minutes of action. The details of the deal aren't known yet.
We will update as soon as more details become available. Hawks general manager Danny Ferry is scheduled to meet with the media at Philips Arena later this evening.
Clip deal: Mullens a future 2nd to PHI for a conditional 2nd....antawn and cash to ATL for draft rights to Cenk Akoyl. (2005 draft pick).— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) February 20, 2014
Antawn Jamison and the Atlanta Hawks could be headed toward a buyout, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 20, 2014
With the Hawks discussing a buyout it would appear that the motivation for this deal was picking up some cash and helping the Clippers clear some salary space. The trade still hasn't been formally announced by the team and we will pass along the details once they become available.
Update 5:50 p.m.
The Hawks will waive Cartier Martin ahead of the expiration of his 10-day contract to make room for Antawn Jamison. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) February 20, 2014
Hawks waiving Cartier Martin just hours before his second 10-day contract was expected in any deal made during the deadline.