L.A. Dreaming in Clips: Baron Davis Agrees to Deal with Clippers

Alexander RiveroContributor IJuly 1, 2008

Come playoff time, fans will be cheering for L.A., but whether it will be for the Lakers or Clippers remains to be seen.

Baron Davis has verbally agreed to a reported $65 million contract with the Clippers. Odds are the Lakers will remain Los Angeles' No. 1 franchise, but for the minority who support the Clippers, there is a glimmer of hope in the air.

Baron Davis is coming off a disappointing season with the Warriors. However, in this case I don't think the Clippers will mind while he was averaging an impressive 21.8 points and 7.6 assists per game.

Whether or not this signing turns out to be as big as the Celtics' 2007 acquisitions of Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, only time will tell. But one thing's for sure: this is definitely a turn in the right direction.

If the franchise can re-sign Elton Brand, maybe it can keep its postseason dreams alive. If this deal does in fact go through, it would be the greatest signing in Clippers history.

The team seemingly has a bright future ahead, especially after drafting Indiana guard Eric Gordon. Will L.A. advance to postseason glory? Or will it be "Clipped" out of the headlines again for another NBA year?

At the very least, we can say it will be exciting to watch.