To date, Baron Davis is having the finest season of his career. He’s averaging the most points and the second-highest assists per game ever, and his productivity has the Warriors looking like a team to be reckoned with out West.
Because of his medical history, however, the question on everyone’s mind these days is: How long can Baron Davis remain healthy?
“That’s because it’s going to be hard to get anything done without him,” said Stephen Jackson. “He’s the head of this monster. We need him as much as we need the basketball to win games.”
“I don’t want to play Baron in the 40s,” Don Nelson added. “But every time I say that, I don’t do it. That is my intention. But winning always seems to be more important when you’re in the moment.”
And therein lies the conundrum: If Baron doesn’t play huge minutes, the Warriors can’t win; if he plays those same minutes, his chances of injury increase exponentially.
The Warriors are the funnest team to watch in the League; it is a chore, however, to have to hold your breath every time their leader attacks the tin.