NBA Trades: Why on Earth Would the Clippers Be So Keen to Trade Baron Davis?

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NBA Trades: Why on Earth Would the Clippers Be So Keen to Trade Baron Davis?
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In an overnight swap, the Los Angeles Clippers found a taker for troubled star PG Baron Davis.  The Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to trade PG Mo Williams and SF Jamario Moon for Davis and the Clippers' first-round pick in this year's draft.

This trade was a surprise—not because Clipper management adored Baron Davis, but because his name wasn't one being floated on the trade winds.

So why Cleveland?  Why now?

Here are five reasons why the Clippers felt compelled to deal Baron Davis.

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