According to various sources, the Clippers have agreed in principle to trade Baron Davis to the Cavaliers for Mo Williams.
As of right now, 12-year veteran Davis is said to be going to the Cavs in exchange for Williams as well as Jamario Moon. Cleveland is said to receive a 2011 first-round pick from Los Angeles along with the veteran point guard, who played at Crossroads in Santa Monica as a prep star and UCLA in college.
Davis has averaged 12.8 points and seven assists for the Clippers this season.
After a rough road trip that included seven losses in eight games, the Clippers go into the All-Star break with a win over the Timberwolves 98-90.
Blake Griffin 29 points and had eight rebounds and five assists and Ryan Gomes added 18 points for LA (21-35). Randy Foye – still starting for the injured Eric Gordon – scored 21 points and had six assists and Eric Bledsoe scored 10 off the bench.
Kevin Love had 18 points and 18 rebounds for Minnesota (13-43) and Wayne Ellington added 18 points.
Chris Kaman returned to the court after a long absence due to injury and in a reserve role, he scored four points in almost 10 minutes.
Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been selected as a reserve to the Western Conference Team for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game by a vote of the league’s head coaches. Griffin will be the first rookie to appear in an NBA All-Star Game since Yao Ming in 2003.
Griffin, 21, is enjoying one of the most dominant rookie seasons in NBA history, averaging 23.0 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists while shooting 51.8 percent (422-814 FG) from the field. Griffin is the only player in the NBA to average at least 20 points, 12 boards and over three assists this season and ranks second in the league with 40 double-doubles. Griffin scored an NBA season-high 47 points on Jan. 17 and has been named the Western Conference T-Mobile Rookie Of The Month three straight times.
In response to the selection, Griffin said, “I’m really proud to be fortunate enough to have been chosen to the Western Conference All Star team and I’m looking forward to an exciting weekend later this month. I want to focus on these important games we have coming up. I do want to say, much love to my teammates. I share this honor with them. Thanks to the Western Conference coaches for giving me this opportunity. Most of all, thank you Clipper Nation for all of your support.”
Griffin is the 10th Clipper in franchise history to be selected to the All-Star Game and the fourth Clipper All-Star since 1993, joining Chris Kaman (2010), Elton Brand (2002, 2006) and Danny Manning (1993,1994).
During All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Griffin is also scheduled to participate in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam on Friday, Feb. 18 along with Clippers teammate Eric Bledsoe and the Sprite Slam Dunk contest on Saturday, Feb. 19 at STAPLES Center.
The NBA All-Star Game will air live on TNT on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 5:00 p.m. PT from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
The Clippers today announced that they have assigned rookie guard Willie Warren to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.
Warren, 21, has appeared in 14 games with the Clippers this season and is averaging 2.2 points and 1.4 assists in 7.8 minutes per game.
The former Oklahoma University standout was selected by the Clippers in the second round (54th overall pick) of the 2010 NBA Draft.