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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. 



Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 8:36 pm

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE)

here we go again another selfish athete i gee and look hes b---k what a shocker

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2008 8:25 pm
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Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2008 8:17 pm

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE)

Baron should be suspended without pay, benched and made to do those suicide windsprints drills for the crowd at half time.

Since: Mar 30, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 7:55 pm

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE)

And I want to bang Angelina Jolie.  Let's see who gets lucky first.

Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 7:31 pm

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE)


whats with ramon sessions,,  he had amazing stats in november and all of a sudden fell off the earth..  is there more there than meets the eye?


Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2008 7:07 pm

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE)

Maybe if these selfish money hungry idiots would stop and use the small amount of brain they have in their heads, they would realize that while big money is obviously nice, so is being happy where u are and being on a winning team.

If I was a professional athlete, and I was offered 60 million to play on a losing team, or 30 million (half) to play on a championship calibur team, the decision would be easy. I would rather play somewhere that I'm going to win at. It's not like ur going to be poor with less money, your still a millionaire regardless......GREEDY FREAKS

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2008 6:59 pm

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE)

Is there a bigger load of crap than what Ken Berger consistently writes? Trick question: of course not!! Especially when Mike Freeman isn't adding his two, worthless cents.

Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 6:07 pm

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE) least Baron Davis has the insight to see what a mess the LA Clippers really are.  It only took him 30 games to realize the franchise is a joke.


Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 5:52 pm

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State (UPDATE)

Nobody is ever going to accuse Jack of having good judgment, but Jack's recent running of his mouth is entirely Chris Cohan's fault. For the past couple of years, Jack has been pretty well under control.  So has Don Nelson.  Not coincidentally, so have the Warriors, under the watchful eye of Chris Mullin.  Then, all of a sudden, all hell breaks loose: Cohan takes gives Rowell new authority as President, and all of a sudden, we have a division of power without any clear deliniation of who has what authority.  What happens next? You guessed it, Nellie moves to fill in some of the power vaccuum.  So, now, instead of having one guy who seemed to at least sort of know what he's doing (Mullin) at the helm, you now have three guys: one who clearly has no idea what he's doing (Rowell), one who might be a genius but is clearly insane (Nelson) and one who has been reduced to, at best, a pissed off lame duck (Mullin).  Stack Jack is clearly a dude who needs structure.  So, of course, the Ws resign him to a long term deal then proceed to completely break down the team's structure.  Great...

Seriously, as long as Cohan is around, this kind of thing will keep happening.  We might have a good year or two, but there is no way you can build a long term winner unless he either sell the team or totally keeps out of its operations.

Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 5:11 pm

The 'Bloody Red Baron'

I surely wish that Baron had thought this process out more completely prior to opting out. After all, he would have been an hour from LAX had he pined to engage in film and music in West L.A.

The Warriors are banged up right now sans Maggette, Ellis and Crawford. Stephen Jackson has been in and out as well.

My only two concerns about this Golden, sometimes 'Olden State' Warrior squad, is the gruffness of Don Nelson that is directed toward his young players.  Should Davis initiate a circuitous route back to the Warriors, could you please hit a shot in quarter 4?

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