NBA Rumors: Baron Davis on Trading Block, Why the Bucks Should Trade for Him
The Los Angeles Clippers are shopping Baron Davis around to teams all over the league. If the Milwaukee Bucks could snag him, it would be great. You might ask, why? Davis has not been playing good and he looks like he doesn’t want to be on the court!
Well, if he got a nice change of scenery and got on a team that has a great chance of making the playoffs, maybe he would want to play. Baron Davis would be a great fit with the Bucks, here is why.
Bye, Bye Redd
If the Bucks were to trade for Baron Davis, they would send Mr. Michael Redd of to LA. This would give the Bucks a nice backup point guard, instead of a washed-up, injury prone Michael Redd. Redd’s contract is less than Davis’ long term but for now, Redd can’t even play. Davis has had a rough start to the season. In his three games this season, he's averaged 10.3 points and 5.3 assists per game. He's shooting 32 percent from the field and 11 percent from three-point.
With Brandon Jennings, Keyon Dooling, and Earl Boykins, the Bucks would either have to move Dooling to the shooting guard or say goodbye to Earl Boykins. A few times this season we have seen Jennings and Dooling on the court at the same time, so moving him to the shooting guard would not be too bad of an idea. Boykins could keep his third string point guard position as well.
As a Bucks fan, I hate Michael Redd because of his terrible knees and unreliability.
Davis Is a Fan Favorite
Bucks fans are some of the best fans in the NBA. I would know. I am a Bucks fan and once Bucks fans found out about Baron Davis, they would already be huge fans of him. Everyone loves Baron Davis’ beard. He has his own “Beardman” clothing line, with shirts, shorts, and bobble heads. I can think of a saying that would catch on pretty quick, “Fear The Beard.”
(Don't you love the beard?!)
Be a Leader, Use His Playoff Experience
He is an NBA veteran, which makes him a great guy to have around Brandon Jennings. Davis might not look like he wants to play lately but that does not mean he wasn’t good in the past. He could really be a nice teacher for Jennings. Baron has played in 46 playoff games, started 42 of them, and when he made the playoffs with the Warriors in 2006-2007 he averaged 25.3 points per game. Along with 6.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds a game.
Yes, that was about five years ago. But Baron has been with the Clippers and has not had a chance to show what he can do in the playoffs. With this playoff experience, Baron could help, when the Bucks get to the playoffs this year, and also could help Jennings through the playoffs.
The Only Problem, Salary
Redd’s contract is up after this season. Davis is going to make 42 million over the next three seasons. With that much money being given to Davis, the Bucks might not be able to sign other key players. Other players would have to take cuts in order to stay with the Bucks. This could result in some of them saying good bye to the Bucks organization.
Baron Davis might not be the best player the Bucks could trade for. But right now, Michael Redd won't be back until February. Baron is out of shape, but he can play. Skiles could get him into shape and have him back onto the court.
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