The Los Angeles Clippers and the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed in principle to a trade that would send Baron Davis and this years first-round draft pick to the Cavaliers for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon, according to ESPN.
Trading Davis will save the Clippers money since he is owed $28 million the next two seasons.
A source told ESPN that the Clippers were fine with giving away a draft pick and Davis because dumping his salary will be better for the future of the team, because they don’t think much of this year’s draft class.
The Cavailers will be the fourth franchise Davis has been with since he came into the league in 1999. He was with the Charlotte Hornets when they transitioned to New Orleans.
Davis has been with the Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers throughout his 11 years in the NBA.
As for the Cavaliers, they will try to bring some excitement to a team that hasn’t been the same since LeBron James packed up and went to the Miami Heat.
The Cavaliers (10-47) hold the worst record in the NBA, and if the NBA Lottery balls fall their way, they have the potential of getting the first-pick in the draft and another top-15 pick from the Clippers (21-37) who have the eight worst record in the league. The two first-round picks will give the Cavaliers the chance to rebuild their team through the draft.