Cavaliers Amnesty Baron Davis

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

The Cleveland Cavaliers pulled an expected move tonight by using the amnesty clause on point guard Baron Davis. Davis was due to make about $28 million over the next two seasons and isn’t expected to play anytime soon. Baron has a herniated disc in his back and is out indefinitely so it made the Cavs decision pretty easy.

@JasonLloydABJ: Baron Davis has been amnestied by the #Cavs

Now the big question is what teams are going to bid on the point guard. I’m thinking not many, if any and that’s mainly because of the back issue.

I know many New York Knicks fans are probably thinking why wouldn’t we put in a bid, we could use a point guard. Well put it simply they can’t, there is indeed interest but they can’t. Only teams under the salary cap can put in a bid.

@alanhahn: There is definite mutual interest between Baron Davis and the #Knicks, multiple sources tell Newsday. Must clear waivers first, though.

If he does indeed clear waivers I’m thinking he winds up with the Knicks. Davis averaged 6.7 assists per game last season and that kind of production would be huge for New York. The combination of him and Mike Bibby would also give them a lot of veteran depth, depth they lack after the Tyson Chandler trade.

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