NBA Trade Deadline: Cleveland Cavaliers Land Baron Davis From Clippers

Brian MurtaughAnalyst IFebruary 24, 2011

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 25:  Baron Davis #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers at American Airlines Center on January 25, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Cleveland Cavaliers finalized a deadline deal today, as the team sent Mo Williams and Jamario Moon to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Baron Davis.

The Cavaliers also received the Clippers' first-round pick in this year's NBA Draft.

Davis has averaged a little over 12 points per game this season while helping the Clippers return to relevance in a strong Western Conference. He is also an 11-year veteran of the NBA, playing in 791 career games.

Davis should help with leadership on a young Cavaliers team that has grown accustomed to losing this season.

Throughout his NBA career, Davis has played in two NBA All-Star Games and scored over 13,000 points.

The Cavaliers are expected to keep the phone lines open until the official deadline has passed, as the team is reportedly searching for help in the paint.

Antwan Jamison is still a piece of the puzzle that the Cavaliers would love to trade away, as his large contract does not seem to fit in well with a struggling organization.

The Cavaliers have been openly searching for a trade for many weeks, and it is no surprise that Mo Williams ended up as the centerpiece of the deal.

Williams is currently in the middle of one of his best seasons in the NBA and will be paid somewhere around $9 million for his services with Los Angeles.

The Cavaliers now hold four picks within the first two rounds of the 2011 NBA Draft.