The Cleveland Cavaliers are in an obvious rebuilding stage, but have seemed to have more life since snapping their record losing streak a few weeks ago.
It came as no surprise when the Cavaliers made a deal before the trade deadline, but few expected it to be for Baron Davis.
At the trade deadline, many assumed Ramon Sessions or Antwan Jamison would be shipped out of town for some younger talent and maybe some potential draft picks. Mo Williams ended up being the player deemed expendable and was jettisoned away to the L.A. Clippers for Baron Davis and a first-round pick.
Since being acquired by Cleveland, Davis has yet to play in a single game and has been nursing an injury that has kept him sidelined.
Davis has not yet been public about his feelings about being traded to Cleveland and he was dealt for a player than even considered retirement rather than playing for the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers are in desperate need for some help as Antwan Jamison has just been lost for a significant amount of time due to an injured finger that required surgery.
That means that, with Davis sitting on the bench and Jamison watching from home, the Cavaliers are without two of the players that could help carry their franchise.
Davis is an 11-year pro in the NBA and has played for a number of different teams. He has also had his fair share of attitude-related issues on the court, as suspensions and technical fouls have always been a part of his game.
The Cavaliers' young players are getting more experience now that Davis and Jamison are sidelined, but one would have to wonder if Davis will ever step on the court for Cleveland.