NBA Trade Rumblings

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Baron Davis has been mentioned in trade rumblings recently, as the Clippers announced he would be sidelined until Thanksgiving with a knee injury. Marc J.Spears of Yahoo!Sports reported that the Charlotte Bobcats may have some interest in dealing for the point guard.

The Charlotte Hornets drafted Davis out of UCLA, and he still has love in the Queen city.  Baron has respect for Larry Brown (who coached both UCLA and the Clippers) and a good relationship with General Manager Rod Higgins from their days in Golden State.

He would be reunited with Captain Jack (Stephen Jackson) and is close with MJ.

A source close to Davis feels that getting away from Los Angeles may be the answer and that Charlotte, its organizational makeup, and roster is the right fit for the former All-Star….

The Bobcats (3-7) has some pieces to offer the Clippers(1-9), including Boris Diaw’s expiring deal.  Including D.J. Augustin with Diaw for Davis  could work, but will Charlotte be willing to take on Davis’ $41 million remaining on his deal?

A fresh start in a familiar place may be what Davis needs to rejuvenate his career, but recent questions about his health, conditioning and professional have dogged him.

At 31 years old Baron isn’t finished, and I still believe he can get back to the form that made him successful in both Charlotte, and Golden State.

Melodrama

The Carmelo Anthony saga continues to take it twists and turns, as CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger provided us with insight into the latest Denver Nuggets front-office power struggle.

To sum up Berger’s piece (which is tough so read it here), Stan Kroenke’s removal of Brett Bearup and his role as executive basketball consultant, was big step for the organization as Anthony told the Denver Post.

Bearup was amongst the most active proponents of trading Anthony, and is said to be the architect of the four-team blockbuster that fell through last month. With Bearup out the picture, the Nuggets front-office hierarchy of Josh Kroenke and Masai Ujiri can operate with impunity – and try to keep Carmelo in Denver.

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