Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Baron Davis, he of the back injury that was said to be keeping him out eight-to-10 weeks, dribbling a basketball in Madison Square Garden.  
(via Jon Schuhmann)

Baron Davis, he of the back injury that was said to be keeping him out eight-to-10 weeks, dribbling a basketball in Madison Square Garden.  

(via Jon Schuhmann)

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Fare thee well, Baron. It sure was a fun, albeit short, run. Especially that night against Miami.
AP Photo/Mark Duncan

Fare thee well, Baron. It sure was a fun, albeit short, run. Especially that night against Miami.

AP Photo/Mark Duncan

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Injured during the first drill of the preaseaon, Cavs guard Baron Davis has certainly had a rough go of things this week…
(via David Richard-US PRESSWIRE)

Injured during the first drill of the preaseaon, Cavs guard Baron Davis has certainly had a rough go of things this week…

(via David Richard-US PRESSWIRE)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ESPN’s Marc Stein Echoes WFNY

With regard to the Cavaliers and their off-season rife with question marks, ESPN’s Marc Stein echoes much of what WFNY has been chanting for the last several months. Not only is the bearded Baron Davis not a slam-dunk realease come amnesty time, but the Wine and Gold would love to have everyone’s favorite veteran swingman Anthony Parker back for the 2011-12 season.

From Stein:

Sources with knowledge of Davis’ thinking told ESPN.com on Tuesday that Miami would not be at the top of Davis’ list of potential free-agent destinations if the Cavs indeed decide to set him free.

Davis’ hometown Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks, sources say, are the two teams he’s always dreamed of playing for. […]

Sources stress that the Cavs, weighing all of the above, are still deciding which way to go with Davis. They could elect to keep him for one more season and try to play him alongside No. 1 overall pick Kyrie Irving, based on the idea that they needn’t waive him immediately because they can’t get far below the salary cap without Davis until the summer of 2012 anyway.

From WFNY:

Sure, James is continually looking to recruit talented players like Jamal Crawford or Steve Nash, but with Davis – in this instance – earning his salary from the Cavaliers, he could certainly entertain signing a deal at a lower level of pay in order to ensure a better chance of winning. Whether that’s in Miami, New York or even closer to home (hello, Lakers) would remain to be seen. […]

A move of this magnitude would take the Cavaliers from their present spot of 12th-largest payroll to one which would 25th, not accounting for other teams using their clause. But this would also force Irving, into the spotlight on Day 1, working alongside fellow point guard Ramon Sessions. If the Cavaliers chose to hold on to their clause, letting Davis work with Irving while Jamison’s contract expires or gets moved to a team looking for a 30-something stretch forward, this will allow Chris Grant to take a gamble on a longer-term deal for a free agent in the near future.

Also from Stein:

Sources say that the Cavs, furthermore, regard re-signing Anthony Parker as a priority, with Parker earmarked to play a lot of shooting guard to free up minutes at small forward for the newly acquired Omri Casspi.

And…also from WFNY:

A quick perusal of mid-tier free agent wings gives us a not-so-attractive list that includes the following: Sasha Pavlovic, Jason Kapono, Tayshaun Prince, Mike Dunleavy, Peja Stojakovic, DeShawn Stevenson, Shane Battier and Al Thornton.  If we step it down a notch and look at shooting guards, we can add Delonte West, JR Smith, and our own Anthony Parker - a player who the club would love to bring back for at least one more season to work with the younger talent. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Just because: More Baron Davis.  B Diddy took in the U.S. open a few weeks ago; I’m assuming this shot was taken between play.  Either that, or he and his friend are reallllly not into tennis. 

Just because: More Baron Davis.  B Diddy took in the U.S. open a few weeks ago; I’m assuming this shot was taken between play.  Either that, or he and his friend are reallllly not into tennis. 

These are not the clothes you wear when you’re asking for a bit more money, and the respect that comes with demanding that you won’t play basketball in the coming season, even if the owners are being pushy. Here’s the National Basketball Players Association, all coming together to argue as one, yet their outfits suggest they all have different priorities. There’s no cohesiveness — unless you count “distasteful” as a unifying factor. In fact, it looks like they were all at home, got off their couches, kissed their wives and Kardashians and whatevers goodbye, didn’t bother to change, and were like, “Okay, guess we gotta go discuss this now.” Next time, ballers: Don’t leave that sofa without your sport coats. Esquire’s Nic Screws on Baron Davis et al and the infamous lumberjack look. And the “Kardashians’” drop was excellent. 
Monday, October 3, 2011
Cavs’ point guard Baron Davis took part in this weekend’s NBA labor meetings, and did so dressed like a lumberjack.  Surrounded by peers in suits taking part in contentious negotiating, Diddy opts for a style best classified casual and unorthodox. And awesome.
“I’m funny looking, so that helps ease the tension.” (via SB Nation)

Cavs’ point guard Baron Davis took part in this weekend’s NBA labor meetings, and did so dressed like a lumberjack.  Surrounded by peers in suits taking part in contentious negotiating, Diddy opts for a style best classified casual and unorthodox. And awesome.

“I’m funny looking, so that helps ease the tension.” (via SB Nation)