Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 8:35 am  |  9 responses

Baron Davis Waived By Cavs, Could Be Out 2 Months

BD is free. Call him fat, injury-prone, a knucklehead, or anything else, but when Baron’s healthy and motivated, dude can play. The Cavs, however, needed the cap space—and more importantly, the floor time for No. 1 pick Kyrie Irving. So Davis’ contract went the way of the amnesty clause last night. According to the AP: ”Using the NBA’s new amnesty clause, the Cavs waived Davis, a move that knocks the $28 million he is owed over the next two seasons off the salary cap. The Cavs will have to pay Davis, but they’ll have more flexibility going forward as they try to improve a team that won just 19 games last season…The 32-year-old had not practiced since arriving at camp because of a bulging back disc. Davis left the team last weekend to get a second opinion on his back.” Assuming Davis clears waivers and becomes a free agent, possible destinations include the New York Knicks. Then again, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that Baron’s back will keep him out up to 10 weeks, so any team that picks him up will have to wait well into the season for his services.

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  • Bt

    The cavs need the cap space for who? Novone wants to play there

  • Danno

    Too many players like Baron Davis in the NBA (guaranteed long term contracts). What, he just realized his back hurt after over 8 months off ? This guy was capable of greatness at times but mostly he just stuck it to the teams that trusted his character.

  • DreDay


  • #6marjons

    hmm i dont see him coming back. who’s gonna want an injury prone point guard who doesn’t take basketball seriously as a first career option anymore. he was awesome when he played, but we might have seen the last of him.

  • neaorin

    There was simply no need for him on the Cavs and they have nobody else to use the amnesty clause on. Jamison’s deal expires next summer. If someone picks up Davis the Cavs will save themselves some money.


    Bring the beard to MSG!

  • shuref00t

    That fat, injury-prone, knucklehead certainly had glimpses of enthusiasm and motivation playing along side Blake Griffen, something you haven’t seen from BD in years.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    why would we call him a knucklehead?


    When it’s all said and done, I just hope he’s a Knickerbocker head.