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Antawn Jamison listed as day-to-day with wrist tear

Antawn Jamison injured in 103-100 loss to Wizards on March 22.

ESPN reported that an MRI performed on Los Angeles Lakers forward Antawn Jamison on Saturday revealed a slight tear in his right wrist.  The team says Jamison will be listed as day-to-day and his condition will be re-evaluated at the end of this season.

The 36-year-old Jamison, who is in his 15th year in the NBA, is averaging 9.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game off the bench for the Lakers.

Jamison suffered the injury during the third quarter of a 103-100 loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday.  He played 18 minutes and had 11 points with seven rebounds before leaving the game.

The injury occurred on the same evening that forward Pau Gasol returned to the lineup after suffering a plantar fascia tear in his right foot that sidelined him since February 5.  Gasol played 20 minutes and had four points on 2-of-10 shooting, as well as eight rebounds.

Jamison filled the void for Gasol during his 20-game absence, averaging 11.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

The Lakers will embark on a four-game road trip that begins against the Golden State Warriors on Monday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

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Ben Hernandez Jr.

Ben Hernandez Jr. is a Los Angeles native who is unable to eliminate his fixation for sports, particularly the NBA. He currently works as a writer/editor for a business school and has written for various publications on topics, such as finance, politics, and health. Sports-wise, he has covered the LA Lakers and Clippers on Examiner.com. Ben is also a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.