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Baron denies Bay Area talk

Posted on: December 30, 2008 11:36 am

Hey, it was just a little misunderstanding. Baron Davis is denying he told former teammate Stephen Jackson that he wants out of L.A. and has his eyes on a return to Golden State.

"No, I don't want out," Davis told The Los Angeles Times Monday. "I don't know what Stephen Jackson got from my conversation. That never came out of my mouth. I'm here. I'm here doing the same thing I did at Golden State. The first year I got to Golden State it was rough. It was a tough season. We were figuring each other out, figuring out the system. That transition year is always a tough year."

Davis did acknowledge telling Jackson he misses playing with him.

"When you see people, you miss what you had," Davis said. "Obviously, in no way shape or form am I ready to jump ship. That's not why I came here. That's not why I committed to come here. I'm committed here to turn this thing around. I like the talent on this team, I like the promise. The team is going to get better. My job is to continue to get better and make this year as positive and productive as we possibly can."

So there you have it.

Warriors coach Don Nelson refused to address the matter, and Ronny Turiaf brushed it off as "wishful thinking" on Jackson's part.

Whatever Baron said or didn't say to Captain Jack, I stand by my original reaction -- with a slight amendment. The Warriors are a mess. So are the Clippers.



Since: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2008 5:41 pm

Baron denies Bay Area talk

Getting rid of Baron was a smart move. He's injured half the time and he takes up alot of cap space. Signing Cory Maggette was the dumb move. Why would they add another small to medium size G/F with a huge contract. They have been doing better throughout the year's, yes, but 8th place every year still isn't good. It was time to cut cost with the high paid players, run with the rookies and rebulid. They have alot of good young talent in place, but have been missing a good power forward to go with Biedris up front for a while. Any team with quality big men destroy them.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2008 5:14 pm

Baron denies Bay Area talk

Why would Golden State need Davis for? They are going nowhere this year and perhaps next year also. They already have enough unhappy players on their roster ( I remember when Jackson played with the Hawks ) so why would the Warriors want him back? May as well wait till Nelson gives it up, and then perhaps Golden State can compete in the Wild Wild West. Nelson 's time has passed, he is now a dinorsaur. You have  to be able to communicate with today's players, something Nelson will never be able to do. Just my opinion.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2008 4:04 pm

Baron denies Bay Area talk

"Uhhh....yes we do.

I dont know a single intelligent Warriors fan who doesn't want Baron back."

So I'm not intelligent? Right, whatever...I've been following this team for 40 years.

Why would you want a PG who takes too many shots and is shooting 37%? Take a look at the Clippers to see how that's working out. Baron is concerned with Baron - not the team he's playing for. He's a selfish player. Are you willing to give him the 5 years he wanted and signed for with the Clippers? I'm not.

As far as the Warriors go, let's see what happens when Monta and Maggette are back. They may not make the playoffs but their record will be far better than the Clippers.


Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2008 3:40 pm

Baron denies Bay Area talk

Uhhh....yes we do.

I dont know a single intelligent Warriors fan who doesnt want Baron back. 

Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2008 2:35 pm

Baron denies Bay Area talk

Dunleavy should have never had a job. I mean any job, I wouldn't hire this guy to run the cash register at McDonald's. Ever since he hung up his sneakers he should have sat back and been a full time dad because he is pretty bad as a coach. I always think back to moves like inserting Daniel Ewing into the final seconds of their playoff game with Phoenix. This guy must smoke more than I do.

Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2008 1:11 pm

Baron denies Bay Area talk

Anybody else think Dunleavy should be fired?  He hasn't had any success and just seems like a negative influence

Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2008 1:04 pm

Baron denies Bay Area talk

yes you do. lies!

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2008 1:02 pm

Baron denies Bay Area talk

The responsibility for the W's being a mess lands squarely on the inept shoulders of Cohan(owner) and his gopher Robert Rowell. Mully had this team on track and competitive with anybody. They need to dump Rowell and let Mully build this team back up..........again.

If this was a swingman only league, we'd have our first championship since 1975. I can't wait to see who becomes expendable when Monta comes back. The way things are going, it'll probably be another big man like Rob Kurz!  But hey, we'll have four point guards and five twos and threes.

 Until the defense and rebounding issues are addressed, a whole lot of nothing is going to happen here.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2008 12:41 pm

Baron denies Bay Area talk

Hey Baron - we don't want you back anyway...

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