Sunday’s 96-78 loss to the Dirkless Mavs dropped the Clippers’ record to a brutal 8-21, and proximity to the indie film business aside, it is safe to assume ex-Warrior Baron Davis has learned the grass isn’t greener on Donald Sterling’s farm. If the following item by the San Jose Mercury News’ Marcus Thompson II is credible, it might be time for the Association to charge one of Davis’ former teammates with tampering.
The Warriors came to Hollywood a day before Sunday’s game, giving Stephen Jackson a chance Saturday to hang out with Baron Davis (above). And discuss the possibility of Davis rejoining 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.”
It is feasible that the Warriors and the Clippers could pull off a deal. It would have to involve Warriors forward Corey Maggette (for salary-cap reasons) and/or guard Jamal Crawford (to make room in the backcourt).
Clippers owner Donald Sterling said last season that he had wanted Maggette around long term.
“I think that would be great for us,” Jackson said. “Coach (Don Nelson) loves him. Him and (guard) Monta (Ellis) have good chemistry. If they could work that out, that would be great for the organization.”