In keeping with the recent trends, Baron Davis and his agent are demanding that the New Orleans Hornets trade the two-time All-Star guard to improve Davis' chances to win an NBA title.
"After talking with Baron and evaluating what the Hornets organization has been doing this offseason, I'm concerned with Baron's current status and his future with the team," Todd Ramasar, Davis' agent, told USA TODAY. "Baron was really disappointed with them losing the first round of the playoffs. I want to put him in the position where he can contend for a title or at least be in a position where he can reach the NBA Finals."
Davis, 25, is in the second year of a six-year, $85 million contract and the Hornets said that while there are some issues that need to be addressed, they will not trade him.
"We've got to straighten out some things," Hornets general manager Allan Bristow said but would not go into any details. "He's our franchise player. There's no possibility we'll trade him. We have no intention of even inquiring about trading Baron."
Davis didn't name a specific team he would like to play for but Ramasar said that his client would be a good fit with teams such as New York, the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami. L.A. is the destinaiton that would likely make the most sense, as he is from the area and attended UCLA and the Lakers could use a quality point guard, and in Davis they would have one of the best in the entire league.
"I trust my agent," Davis said. "He has my best interests at heart. I'm just focused to play well in the NBA."
If they can somehow sucker the Hornets into taking Brian Grant in the package, this wouldn't be a bad idea for the Lakers. Since I think Grant's contract would be the key for getting the cap numbers to match.
However, if Kobe thought he didn't get the ball enough with Shaq there, wait until Davis starts putting up shots without even passing the ball after bringing it up the floor.
Originally posted by Blanket JacksonHowever, if Kobe thought he didn't get the ball enough with Shaq there, wait until Davis starts putting up shots without even passing the ball after bringing it up the floor.
I think that Shaq/Kobe/not getting the ball thing was actually the other way around
But if Davis does play the way you say he does (I never really paid attention to him before), putting him & Kobe on the same team would be "interesting", to say the least. Probably pretty unlikely, too.
Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreezeBut if Davis does play the way you say he does (I never really paid attention to him before), putting him & Kobe on the same team would be "interesting", to say the least. Probably pretty unlikely, too.
I've never seen anyone pass so little yet still average 6-7 assists per game. It's odd. None of those assists were ever in the 4th quarter I don't think.
...Wow. The Lakers lost to the freaking Heat? I take it back. The Lakers aren't a great team without Shaq. They're a very good team without Shaq, but without him, they're clearly not playing like the two-time defending NBA Champions.