So there might have been another reason that Clippers point guard/roller skating enthusiast Baron Davis plumped up this off-season other than getting paid $250,00 by Jenny Craig so he could lose the weight by drinking their flavorless shakes. It turns out he might have been eating to mask the depression of being split from his BFF Stephen Jackson.
OK, it was probably the $250,00 that did it, but still…it’s clear that things aren’t working out for Davis with the Clippers, and it’s looking more and more like a return to Golden State is imminent. The latest news comes from Stephen Jackson, who told INSIDE BAY AREA that he and Davis hung out on Saturday night and are already plotting Davis’ return to the Warriors:
“That’s all we talked about,” Jackson said. “I went to his house, spent some time with his mom and his grandmother. He wants to come back. And if he wants to come back, I want him back.”
Frankly, can you blame Davis for wanting to get as far away from the Clippers as possible? His time with the team started ominously enough, with him signing with the team under the assumption that Elton Brand would also be resigning instead of bolting for Philadelphia.
Now the Clippers are 8-21, and coach/GM Mike Dunleavy is looking more and more like a dead man coaching. Not that the Warriors and their 9-23 record is a hige step up, but if a player is desperate to go to Golden State, that’s a sign of just how bad the Clippers are.
Ironically enough, any trade that would send Davis back to Golden State would likely involve Corey Magette. The same player who left the Clippers in a huff in the first place because he wasn’t getting enough playing time. It’s all in a day’s work for the cluster mess that is the Clippers.