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Say “So long” to Baron Davis for a while

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Clippers

Dec 31, 2008; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Baron Davis (1) during the Clippers’ 100-92 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Staples Center.

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Well, he was overweight to start with, then got hurt, then got benched, and now he’s just going to be absent for a while. The LA Times reports that Vinny Del Negro is keeping Baron Davis out until after Thanksgiving to rest his injured knee.

The Clips are in a bad spot with Davis. It’s been alleviated with the emergence of Eric Bledsoe, but they still have a sizable point guard with a sizable contract with a sizable injury history on the books who they really don’t need or want. Moving him off to part unknown allows for them to at least pursue the future with Bledsoe.

Davis can still be a capable guard, but it requires so many things to go right. And that’s not really how the Clippers work, most times.