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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 13, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 11:34 am

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

Talk about your all time back fires.  B-Diddy ran for the dough and help run his team to the flo:)  Maybe he can spend enough money to forget about being duped by Elton Brand and running from the best fit he ever had!

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2008 11:01 am

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

Maybe they could merge the Clippers & the Warriors and make 1 good NBA team.

Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 11:00 am

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

Hmmmm, Did he think he alone was going to turn around the Clippers? The whole universe knows that the Flaker Fakers own L.A. and probably always will untill the universe or L.A. collaspes, whichever comes first. Both the Warriors and the Clippers are already playing for next season. I was hoping that the Warriors could hover around the .500 mark untill Ellis comes back, alas this is a team is disarray. I believe it is time for Nelson to hit the golf courses every day.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:57 am

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

ok, Baron unless you get a time machine, you arent going back to Golden State.....the Clippers signed you to a big deal, you accepted and now you are there unless they trade you and i dont like the chances of you being traded to Golden State.

Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:50 am

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

I'm just guessing... but you wasted the minute of your life yourself because you chose to read the article?  That seems logical enough to me anyway....

Since: Oct 3, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2008 10:42 am

Baron Davis wants back in Golden State

gotta love these pointless articles

thank you for wasting 1 minute of my life

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