Baron Davis is in talks to return to the NBA … TMZ Sports has learned … with sources telling us the 35-year-old has been in communication with multiple “playoff contenders.”…
We’re told the Clippers and the Cavs are among the playoff contenders interested in Davis … with the Lakers also in the conversation.
I don’t know who TMZ’s source is for this, although I would guess his initials are BD. It’s not anybody on the NBA side.
The last time Davis was in the NBA was 2012 with the Knicks; he’s missed two and three-quarters seasons. Even back when he on a roster Davis was not known as a player who worked hard to stay in shape or was focused on the day-to-day details of his craft. That’s why he’s not in the league as a mentor now (when Mike Dunleavy was with the Clippers he wanted Davis out of the locker room and away from the hard-working Blake Griffin because he wanted to change that locker room culture). You think a contender wants to bring that into the locker room now?
Davis, when he was on, is one of my all time favorite players to watch, going all the way back to his UCLA days. He could be dynamic, both as a passer and scorer. But that Davis is a memory. The rumor of his return may be out there, but I wouldn’t bet on it.
LeBron James out, being rested Friday night vs. Pacers