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Report: Clippers put Baron Davis on the block

Posted on: November 6, 2010 1:14 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Have you seen Eric Bledsoe so far this season? The rookie from Kentucky has looked pretty terrific, most recently putting up 12 points and 13 assists in a loss to Denver Friday night. The Clippers have been watching obviously. And because of Bledsoe's play plus the fact Baron Davis is out of shape and potentially part of something the Clips want to begin moving past, Yahoo! Sports reports Davis may be on the trading block.

So who wants him? Who him, his out of shape body and his nearly $42 million contract that has three years left on it? Come, not everyone at once.

The Clippers may have Davis on the block, but that doesn't mean he'll be moved by any means. Not too many teams out there are interested in a washing up point guard that is often a locker room problem and only plays when he wants to. Plus, you've got to pay him big time for the next three seasons. Honestly, I can't think of a single team that would or should be interested.

Maybe there's potential to get a third team involved. Or maybe there's potential that Davis could be part of a Carmelo Anthony trade since the money works. Unlikely, clearly, but since I'm looking for something here, that's all I could come up with.

Davis has been out for a few games this season with a sore knee and as a result, Bledsoe has shown flashes of being able to handle the point guard duties while the Clippers rebuild. Because really, there's an exciting core there with Bledsoe, Eric Gordon and Blake Griffin. The Clips need to start moving on from some of the dead wood, but the problem is, they paid them too much to move them.

The shame is, when he's keyed in and ready to play, Davis can be as good as any point guard in the league. He can be a guy worth that remaining $42 million and someone to be part of building a contender in Los Angeles. Except, he came into the season out of shape and already appears to be tuning out Vinny Del Negro.

So while Davis may be up for grabs, I don't think you're going to see many hands go up to try and get him.
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Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2010 10:26 am
 

Report: Clippers put Baron Davis on the block

I still believe that Baron Davis will perform like an all-star. He is just at his peak of his prime. He chooses to go to Clippers in the hopes of playing with Elton Brand but unfortunately Brand bolted and went to the Sixers. Now that they have good talents like Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon maybe BD will be inspired to play again. Then again, this is me dreaming while at work.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2010 1:10 pm
 

Report: Clippers put Baron Davis on the block

One last thing, and then I am done with this Smile.

Where in any of my posts have I said the players make too much money?  Where have I said that the players should make less money?

I could care less what a player makes, so long as they are doing everything they can to EARN that money.

To say the Clippers owe Barron Davis 42 million dollars wether or not he tries everything he can to produce on the floor, to make the Clippers better, and to help the Clippers recoup that money is crazy!! 

THIS IS WHY THE NBA SHOULD DO AWAY WITH GUARANTEED CONTRACTS!!



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2010 12:57 pm
 

Report: Clippers put Baron Davis on the block

Thanks FFDEVIL, I was thinking the same thing.

@BotomofDline

I have no resentment toward professional athletes.  I do have resentment toward anyone (professional athlete or other wise) that wastes their talent or ability. 

The NBA, NFL, NHL, etc., as do all sports, sell ENTERTAINMENT.  It is purchased by the fans, the greater the fan comsumption the more money the team and league can command from advertisers, vendors, TV networks, etc.  It should be all about the fans.  The players and the league should be finding more ways to connect to the fans not catoring to cry baby players.

You trade comparison is a valid point.  However, I have seen situations lately where my employer has told people that there is a job availible in a different state or city, and they can take it or leave the company.  It is more rare for the average fan, than a pro athlete, but it does happen.

This article was all about a player who showed up out of shape, and unprepared to do his job.  The article goes on to say that the team can do little about it because the player has 3 years remaining on a 42 million dollar contract.  He may have been worth that when the contract was offered, but now he is not.  Why should the team have to keep paying him if he is not living up to his side of the contract?  Did you read the article?  Do you have any idea what I am trying to say?  Are you just too pig headed to look at any one else's point of view?



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2010 12:15 pm
 

Report: Clippers put Baron Davis on the block

Since when has Baron Davis been IN shape?



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2010 9:51 am
 

Report: Clippers put Baron Davis on the block

DOUCHE!!!!!!!  Before you give me a grammer lesson.



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2010 9:50 am
 

Report: Clippers put Baron Davis on the block

TopofDline,

WHAT A DOUCHBAG!!!!!!!!



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2010 8:57 am
 

Report: Clippers put Baron Davis on the block

@ChemEN3:

I don't know how my post reflected that I had a problem with players making money.  I would rather see them get it for performing on the floor.  I would like the players to be accountable to the people who actually pay their salaries.....THE FANS!!  The avearge fan does not have a guaranteed contract, so why should a player?  The avearge fan would get fired from their job if they came to work and was not in shape to do their job.  The average fan would get fired if they brought a gun to work.  The average fan would get fired if they choked their boss.  The avearge fan would be fired if they did not treat their customers with the utmost respect and kindness.  Why should a player be treated any differently?

Can your current employer trade you to another like company in exchange for whatever they deem valuable as adequate compensation?         
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Your comparison of professional athletes to an average fan's job/salary is an erroneous fallacy, your argument is based strictly on your resentment toward them.  The only comparison for a professional athlete is to another in the same profession and position.   This is usually determined by a players market value or marginal revenue product.  The team looks at performance and other factors like age, experience, height, etc. in order to gauge what the player’s market price is.  An athlete’s primary concern is whether his employer thinks he is worth a high salary, not the fans.  True, higher fan consumption means higher revenue which means more worth, but fans do not write the checks, this responsibility falls on the owners of these teams.  The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers is Donald Sterling, the head coach is Vinnie Del Negro and the player talked about in the article is Baron Davis.  I believe you didn't read the article and do not know anything about the ongoing situation concerning Davis, Del Negro and the Clipper Organization, if so your comments would've been directed as such.  Instead you chose to compare isolated incidents of a few athletes to that of an average worker which is ridiculous.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2010 10:53 pm
 

Report: Clippers put Baron Davis on the block

Haynesworth is a prime example of what happens when you give players guaranteed contracts!!  He got all that guaranteed money, then decided he was bigger than the team.  However, even he has shaped up and started playing ball, because he knows he has a lot more money on the table that is not guaranteed.

When I was talking about success, I was talking commercial success.  The NFL draws bigger crowds, bigger TV audiences, and bigger revenue than the NBA.  A big reason for that is that teams can turn around in a year by dumping underperforming players, by holding players accountable on a yearly basis.  It is a business just like any other. 

I don't know how my post reflected that I had a problem with players making money.  I would rather see them get it for performing on the floor.  I would like the players to be accountable to the people who actually pay their salaries.....THE FANS!!  The avearge fan does not have a guaranteed contract, so why should a player?  The avearge fan would get fired from their job if they came to work and was not in shape to do their job.  The average fan would get fired if they brought a gun to work.  The average fan would get fired if they choked their boss.  The avearge fan would be fired if they did not treat their customers with the utmost respect and kindness.  Why should a player be treated any differently?

I have no idea what the movie office space has to do with any of this.  Kevin Garnett I have no problem with.  His situation was just trash talk on the floor.  Spreewell paid his dues, and had to swallow his pride and make a come back with a different team.  Arenas has paid his dues as well.  It remains to be seen wether or not he can come back.  Excuse me if I just think it is crazy that a player can come in out of shape, or can "tune out" their coach, or can other wise be detremental to the team and still make 7 or 8 million a year.  The teams should have some recourse against these players.



Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2010 10:45 pm
 

Report: Clippers put Baron Davis on the block

All interesting points.....a good point - counter point.  Bottom line is Baron Davis was always obnoxious and clearly someone who got his big money and decided to "coast".  Randy Moss of the NBA.



Since: Jun 2, 2008
Posted on: November 6, 2010 9:28 pm
 

Report: Clippers put Baron Davis on the block

do u guys remember when he was the most dominant point in the league? I sure as crap do, what a waste of talent this man has become! When he was on N.O. he was unstoppable and do u remember when he dunked on Shaq when Shaq was good also. It seems as if since Baron began working in Hollywood directing and producing movies he forgot how to direct an produce wins in the NBA.


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