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No player has had their weight impact their game more than Baron Davis over the past few years.
Donald Sterling used to call Baron Davis out on the sideline for being out of shape, and it’s pretty evident that the once All-Star-caliber point guard hasn’t been the same since he starting packing on the pounds in Los Angeles.
Davis looks gassed at times in transition and often finds himself taking errant three-point shots or long twos that really hinder his efficiency.
Davis’ greatest strength offensively is his ability to drive to the lane and dump, but his conditioning prevents him from taking it viciously to the rack like he did in his days with the Warriors and Hornets.
He has the talent to be one of the best perimeter defenders in the league at the point, but he doesn’t have enough energy in the tank to play relentless defense on every possession.
Analysts often blame Davis’ lack of engagement while playing for the lowly Clippers for two seasons for his fall from grace, but if starting at point in the Big Apple can’t bring Davis back to life, it’s hard to imagine what can.
It’s time for Davis to get his rear in gear and get back in shape, before it’s too late.