Dwight Howard is still a member of the Magic, but the Lakers appear to be on the verge of acquiring a big man.
According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Antawn Jamison is headed to Los Angeles. Bonnell tweeted, that according to a source, Jamison will be a Laker.
Jamison comes to L.A. after playing for Cleveland in 2011-12. He averaged 17.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game last season.
Jamison likely goes to the Lakers as a bench player. Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol will start for Los Angeles in the frontcourt. Metta World Peace started for L.A. at small forward last year, and he's still signed with the club.
Jamison joins Steve Nash as another veteran headed to Los Angeles in search of a ring. Elton Brand and Jermaine O'Neal were also reported targets of the Lakers. Elton Brand signed with the Mavericks, and the move to bring in Jamison likely ends the team's pursuit of O'Neal.
It's not yet known what kind of deal the two sides agreed upon, but it won't be more than $3 million per year. The Lakers can only offer free agents the mini mid-level exception because they are over the salary cap.
The Lakers are also reportedly interested in signing Grant Hill. The Knicks are rumored to be in play for Hill as well, and New York may land him now with Jamison on his way to L.A.
In his 14-year-career, Jamison has never reached the NBA Finals. He's been a productive scorer for most years, averaging 19.5 points per game for his career.
The potential signing of Jamison further strengthens the belief that the Lakers will challenge the Thunder for supremacy in the Western Conference. They have four potential All-Stars in their starting lineup with Nash, Gasol, Bynum and Kobe Bryant.
The Nets and Bobcats were also in he running to sign Jamison.