Washington Wizards: 15 greatest scorers of all-time

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Antawn Jamison, Washington Wizards
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PF. (2004-10). Antawn Jamison. 8. player. 142.

We now move on to arguably the most unspectacular, anodyne name on this list. Antawn Jamison is probably best remembered for his time on the Gilbert Arenas led Wizards teams of the mid-2000s. Through those six seasons, he gave the Wizards some steady, albeit inefficient scoring production.

Jamison was brought over to the Wizards as part of a trade with the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Devin Harris, Jerry Stackhouse and Christian Laettner. A season after winning NBA Sixth Man of the Year honors, Jamison started in all 68 games in his first season with the team in 2004-05 and averaged 19.6 points per game.

The rest of Jamison’s run with the Wizards mostly fit into that category: averaging between 19 and 22 points a night and offering little else.

That’s not to say that Jamison was an ineffective offensive player that scored empty buckets. In fact, the Wizards were a better offensive team when Jamison was on the floor more often than not. He even led the team in win shares for his final two full seasons in D.C., although one of those came in a 19-win season.

It’s easy to pile on Jamison for having an offensive game that wasn’t conducive to highlight reels, as well as the fact that all of his teams fizzle out in the playoffs and that his game wouldn’t fly in today’s NBA (he didn’t really get to line and he took a lot of mid-range jumpers).

All of those knocks on Jamison are true to some extent, but he does rank 10th on the Wizards’ all-time points per game list for a reason.