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Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE 2)

Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:22 am
Edited on: December 29, 2008 11:20 pm
 

Now I've seen it all. According to the Contra Costa Times, Warriors swingman Stephen Jackson spent some time over the weekend with former teammate Baron Davis. And guess what? The Baron said "my bad" on opting out of his deal with the Warriors and signing a five-year, $65 million deal with the Clippers.

"He wants to come back," Jackson said. "And if he wants to come back, I want him back."

Things have gone south fast in L.A.; Davis has clashed with coach Mike Dunleavy and the Clips are 8-21.

I have a couple of thoughts: First, for Baron: When you opt out of your contract and sign with another team for a lot of money, you don't get to change your mind. And for Jackson: It might be time to stop playing fantasy G.M. If I could figure out who was in charge of the Warriors and making the decisions there, I'd be able to determine who was the most ticked off that Jackson seems to spend more time contemplating trades than trying to make the team better. What a mess in the Bay Area.

UPDATE: Matt Steinmetz has some insightful analysis of the situation here. His conclusion is what you might expect -- Baron isn't going back to the Bay Area -- but not for the reasons you might expect.

UPDATE: In the wake of Baron's comments to Jackson, Corey Maggette was asked before Monday night's game against Toronto if he wanted to do the Baron two-step and return to the Clippers. "Who me? No. I love it here, man," Maggette said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. 

 

Comments

Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2008 10:22 am
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE 2)

Honestly, God oh Mighty..................this whole topic is a waist of time.  Who cares if Baron wants to do the backwards shuffle?  The world or the NBA dont revolve around him, like he thinks.  He is a jerkoff, and people, owners, and coaches need to understand that..  he got his money, and now its time for him to play dead.  Thats what all the so called stars do.



Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2008 8:00 am
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE 2)

I agree.  the coach is the problem.  This is the West.  Besides the Spurs, no one plays East coast basketball.  Jeff Van Gundy tried it in Houston and it didn't work.  I beleive you have to adapt to your personnel and mike Dunleavy has not cut the mustard.  He waisted Maggette and now will do the same with B-Diddy.  Clipper upper management needs to step in and get this young team a coach, they have talent.



Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2008 5:08 am
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE 2)

When I think that there were some people last summer who said that the WIzards should sign Baron Davis and let Gilbert Arenas walk, I get a good laugh out of this.  And I will laugh even harder when Gil returns and puts up 27-7-7 numbers while Baron pouts in Clipperland.  



Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2008 2:38 am
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE 2)

i think they should trade Davis to the Warriors for Magette. It is only logical since Magette made the comment about feeling the same as he felt about playing for the Clippers and being surrounded by all the young players.



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2008 1:22 am
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE 2)

If you sound like a JERK and if you look like a JERK and you play like a JERK, Chances are you're still a JERK!



Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2008 1:14 am
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE 2)

The Davis/Brand saga this summer might be one of the most horribly gone wrong signing fiasco in NBA history. All the teams involved now suck, and Brand, who didn't get a physical, is now out for a month. Crazy!



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2008 12:29 am
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE 2)

It doesn't mean anything, He not go back for sure which he can't even he wants to,

WELL. Let's think about that...........

I guess, Acutally, I think the L.A.Clippers will trade Baron in one day that they look to rebuild the team. It won't be too long, believe it or not.

Maybe Baron got a chance to play for Kobe or LeBron, who knows what's happen next.

Why?

Cause 65 Millions is a lot money, If Clippers can't make a run to title, or near it (you know they not make playoffs this year) why not give him up.




Since: Dec 26, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 11:20 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE)

80% of today's basketball players have the same mindset. They are all babies. I wish they would all just shut up and play aka the Spurs. I'm not paying for tickets to any MLB or NBA game again unless I get them from Corporations for free. I'm so sick of these overpaid whiners.




Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:50 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE)

um warriors beat the number one seed in the playoffs two years ago... and made history last year by being the team with the most wins and not making the playoffs... so the warriors are good so dont bag on em. They have young players and will really compete when they get monte ellis back, its hard winning games when yur top two players from last year havent played a game. As far as Baron, he deserves to suffer in L.A. because he chose to leave the bay and now he will regret it for the rest of his life!



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2008 9:25 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE)

Ya, this sucks. You know this whole story is blown out of proportion. They always are. This guy writing the article acts like Baron had a press release saying it himself. Probably just Baron confiding in the wrong person, the wrong person opening his mouth, and then that getting blown out of proportion.


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