From the New York Daily News:
The Mavs recently rejected a deal that would have sent them the Clippers’ Baron Davis. Looking to move Davis, who they signed last summer to a free-agent contract in excess of $60 million, the Clippers wanted Jason Kidd in return. But Dallas doesn’t want to move the former Net, whose contract comes off the books in July.
I’ve tackled these trade rumors once or twice on a more informal basis, but I wanted to get this on the record. This deal doesn’t make much sense. It puts 2007′s public enemy #1 in a Mavs uni and completely destroys any plans for future cap flexibility. Chris Kaman is a good player, but his contract isn’t Mav-friendly either and his medical history reads longer than his resume. Meanwhile, Kidd can be re-signed on the cheap for a one-year deal and help maximize the Mavs’ potential assets going forward.
Y’know, if Baron Davis were insanely, off-the-charts talented, I might be able to see my way around this one. But he isn’t getting any younger, and aging, supposedly disgruntled, oft-injured point guards with lengthy contracts that could make Scrooge McDuck fantasies come true aren’t exactly my cup of tea. Capiche?