It appears the final lasting image of Baron Davis as a Clipper will be him poking his head out of a KIA sunroof, throwing an alley-oop to Blake Griffin in the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed in principal to deal Davis and their 2011 first round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon, reported Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
Davis, who missed 14 games in November with a sore left knee, was held out of Wednesday's loss to New Orleans with what was reported a sore knee. In 43 games this season, including 35 starts, Davis is averaging 12.8 points and 7.0 assists. Davis played for current Cavs' coach Byron Scott in New Orleans at the start of the 2004-2005 season, before Davis was traded to Golden State.
Williams is averaging 13.3 points and 7.1 assists this season. He has missed a total of 20 games with groin and hip problems this season, but came back to lead Cleveland to wins over the Clippers and Lakers in the span of a week before the All-Star break.
Williams is three years younger than Davis, and per Hoops Hype has a player option the next two years for a total of $17 million. Davis is due $28.8 million over the next two years, meaning the Clippers save significant money. Essentially, the Clippers sold their draft pick, which is unprotected by the way, for $11.8 million. Also, Moon is making $2.97 million, and his contract expires after the season.
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