Baron Is Gone and The Warriors Are To Blame

BaySportsInsider.comCorrespondent IJuly 1, 2008

I really can't fault the Warriors for not resigning Baron Davis to a 5 year deal but I will blame them for the upcoming mess and potential set back season that we are about to endure. Don't get me wrong, I'm not exactly trilled with Baron right now either. Bottom line, he lied to the fans and he's never enjoy another trip to the Bay Area. Plus, I just dropped him as a Facebook fan so I'm sure he's feeling the heat already.

The Warriors on the other hand, should have know better than to trust a player who says they are happy with the size/length of their contract. Over the last two off-seasons and last two drafts the Warriors have completely ignored both guard positions and it's about to come back to haunt them. With Baron's health problems and player option for the 2008 season, it's the Warriors fault for not finding a suitable replacement last year. If a young point guard was being groomed as a 07'/08' back up and replacement we wouldn't be in this situation. Alternatively, if we had a solid 2 guard on the team, Monta could have spent last season as our sixth man, back up PG, and Baron Davis heir apparent. Instead, the Warriors traded Jason Richardson for a PF project, didn't replace him through free agency or the subsequent draft and then spent the following draft trying to fill the void in the paint (again) completely ignoring PG and SG.

As mad as I am at Baron, the Warriors front office could have avoided this situation all together with better planning.