Dontexpect Baron Davis to be walking through that door. At least not for theWarriors.WhileWarriors officials didnt want to comment on the availability of Davis whomthe Cleveland Cavaliers waived through amnesty on Wednesday it seems apparentthey will make no attempt to bring back the leader of the 2006-07 We Believeteam.By usingthe amnesty provision on Davis, the remainder of his salary approximately 28.5million over the next two seasons will come off the Cavaliers salary cap. NBAteams that are under the salary cap can now place bids for Davisservices.TheWarriors wont be doing that.
Davis was adynamic performer for the Warriors in leading them to their only playoffappearance in the past 17 seasons in 2007. He was every bit as good thefollowing season, when he played all 82 games and led the team to a 48-34record.But hehasnt been the same player since, struggling through injury-riddled seasonsfor the L.A. Clippers and Cavaliers.Its nosecret the Warriors are considering trying to acquire a bigger guard and onewho likely can play a little point guard. But the problem is Davis has a backinjury and is out indefinitely. If the Warriors are going to go out and getsome backcourt support, they need someone who can play sooner rather thanlater.
Rookie Jordan Bell left the game after sustaining an injury to his left leg 24 seconds after tipoff of the Warriors-Bulls game Wednesday night in Chicago.
After making an unsuccessful attempt to defend a dunk by Chicago big man Robin Lopez, Bell landed awkwardly on his left leg and collapsed in a heap. He remained down for several minutes before being wheeled into the locker room in a wheelchair.
Bell will get X-rays on his left ankle, according to the Warriors.
Bell was starting in place of Draymond Green, who is sitting out with soreness in his right shoulder.
Update on Bell’s condition following the X-rays is expected to come later Wednesday night.
Houston’s Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green have both been suspended for two games for entering the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room after a game earlier this week to confront another player.
The NBA announced the suspensions Wednesday.
Ariza and Green went into the Clippers’ locker room after a game Monday night in Los Angeles, one that was marred late by on-court chippiness. Ariza had been ejected from that game in the final moments, as was the Clippers’ Blake Griffin.
Speaking before the suspensions were announced Wednesday, Ariza said there were a “lot of different stories about what happened, none of them which were true.”
Ariza has started in all 40 of his appearances with the Rockets this season. Green has been with the Rockets for 10 games, all off the bench.
Green and Ariza will miss Thursday's game against the Timberwolves and Saturday's game against the Warriors.