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Report: Bobcats talking to Clippers about Baron Davis trade

Dec 23, 2010, 9:11 AM EST

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Right now Baron Davis is seen in Los Angeles as the anchor on the Clippers rebuilding plans, as such they have been looking for someone to take his contract off their hands.

That could be the recently shaken up Bobcats — who should be trying to rebuild themselves — according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.

(Bobcats owner Michael) Jordan is considering a trade proposal that would send (D.J.) Augustin, DeSagana Diop and Matt Carroll to the Los Angeles Clippers for Davis, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

Getting rid of the entire coaching staff was not enough in Charlotte?

Baron Davis started his career in Charlotte, so there is some sentimentality there. His play is another issue. On the court since his return from injury this season Davis has shown flashes, but he is shooting 36.1 percent overall this season and 18.6 percent from three. It has not been much better lately — in his last 10 games Davis is shooting 38.9 percent overall and 21.4 percent from three.

What’s more, he’s injury prone and expensive. Davis is owed the remainder of his $13 million for this season plus $27 million more over the two years following. His injury prone status has come in part because of conditioning issues that have driven a series of coaches crazy in recent years. Davis talked after his latest injury about needing to be better at off-season conditioning.

Davis likes a lot of freedom to run the offense from the point, something new coach Paul Silas likely grant him. Maybe that can rejuvenate Davis. But that is a big contract for a maybe.

Not sure this rumor makes a lot of sense, but it’s out there.

  1. ericreives - Dec 23, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Sweet Lord. What is Michael Jordan doing? Baron Davis is terrible and lazy. Just pass on that player, Jordan.

  2. steelyres211 - Dec 23, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    This would be a fantastic deal… for the Clippers. If Jordan does this, he’s officially lost his mind.

  3. damageclt - Dec 23, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Michael Jordan is such a moron. How could he dare trade an undersized Point Guard who is weak, has zero ability to defend his counter parts, and has trouble creating for others. And to throw in two contracts that any team would be retarded to take on in Diop (shouldn’t be in the league) and Matt Carroll (who can’t even get off the Bobcats bench). What a bad trade.

    Is Baron lazy? Yes. Does he have a big contract? Yes.

    But his contract is equally as bad as Diop and Carroll and they can’t contribute to an NBA team. And DJ Augustin is straight bad. He’s a spot shooter, not a trure point guard. Baron was good under Paul Silas before, and even lazy and overweight hes better than all three of those players combined.

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