Cleveland Cavaliers Expected to Waive Baron Davis

by December 09, 2011

To no one’s surprise, the Cavs will likely cut ties with veteran point guard Baron Davis. The Plain Dealer reports: “The Cavaliers and agents representing the 32-year-old Davis spoke Thursday to discuss his future with the franchise, The Plain Dealer has learned. Earlier in the day, Yahoo Sports reported the Cavaliers had planned to waive Davis through the amnesty clause once the new collective bargaining agreement became official. The Plain Dealer has not confirmed the Yahoo report, but a league source said no decision had been reached as of late Thursday night … The Cavaliers are under the impression they will have access to their $14.5 million trade exception, which can be used in whole or in part. How this might involve Davis is not known. What’s also uncertain is how much Davis’ desire to be a free agent was driving Thursday’s discussions. To this point much of the focus has been trained on the team’s decision, but it could be Davis wants a chance to play for a contender and is seeing what the Cavs can do to facilitate it. Just two days ago, sources told The Plain Dealer the Cavaliers would take a methodical approach to arguably its biggest preseason decision, perhaps letting Davis play an exhibition game or two before reaching a verdict.”