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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: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 5:05 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

G.S trades Monte Ellis, Rony Turiaf, and Marco Bellini and a 2rd'er for Baron Davis and marcus Camby this deal is interesting and should be considered.



Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 4:57 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

...not to mention the time wasted to post....

given the intellignece quotient necessary to arrive at such a conclusion, it no doubt would take even more time to verbalize the sentiment...




Since: Feb 17, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 4:41 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

baron davis just ran for the money.i think he will be with the los angeles clippers for a while.that's too bad for the golen state warriors



Since: Jun 5, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 4:25 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

Yeah, but still no guarantee that they would make the playoffs!



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 4:12 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

Why is this writer so angry about someone saying they screwed up?  It seems like the "sports journalism" field is crowded with a lot of people that are jealous of the athletes. 




Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 3:12 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

Can we trade Maggette back to the clips for Davis?  Seriously,  Stephen Jackson needs to stay out of the front office and practice his shooting.  Or stop shooting,  and learn to pass more.



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 2:43 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

and by the way.................. who said money can buy happiness.  I guess not in this case.

 




Since: Aug 28, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 2:41 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

ya know, considering the context, and as bizarre of a thought as that was, that was 1 of the more intellegent ideas ive seen up here in a while. Good Show! Lets see that happen



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 2:40 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

Yea right Baron.  I guess the grass isn't greener on the other side of the fence.  Live with it Mr. Millionaire.




Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 2:15 pm
 

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

Screw Baron..We gave him all the love and support he could possibly ask for and he still sold out to go back home to SoCal...and u can't even call it selling out because his contract is whack. He turned down 18 mill from the Warriors for 13 mill from the Clips and 2 more years of security..what a fool! And he thought his boy Elton Brand would have his back. Now he's gone and Baron is whining like a baby. He's getting no sympathy from me. We should've had him instead of Maggette but because of his hypocrite decision, both he and Warriors fans are suffering. Too late to make it right now. That's like Johnny Damon wanting to go back to the Red Sox nation


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