Baron Davis wants to play for Warriors again
Baron Davis was back at Oracle Arena during the Golden State Warriors’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Though he was just a spectator, the 39-year-old Davis said he wants to play for the Warriors again.
Baron Davis at Bucks-Warriors game. Told me before tip: “Someone should write a story of how the Warriors should sign me after New Years, for backcourt help down stretch.” Was he kidding? Nope. Said he already touched base with Hawks regarding playing and another team or two.
— Matt Steinmetz (@SteinmetzNBA) November 9, 2018
Davis’ bold words came on a night when star point guard Stephen Curry struggled with his shot, even exiting the game with a groin injury. The Draymond Green-less Warriors lost to the streaking Bucks, 134-111.
Though he spent the first years of his career with the Charlotte Hornets (the current New Orleans Pelicans), Davis played his prime years with the Warriors. Davis, the third pick overall of the 1999 NBA Draft, was traded by the Hornets to Golden State midway through the 2004-05 season.
Coming to the Bay Area as a 25-year-old young star hungry for team success, Davis got just that when the eighth-seeded Warriors pulled off an improbable upset of the top-ranked Dallas Mavericks during the 2007 playoffs.
Though they lost to the Utah Jazz the next round, Davis played his best basketball during a stunning postseason run for the Warriors. It would also introduce Golden State as one of the most passionate fan bases in the league through their battlecry of “We Believe.”
Still, Davis’ plans of an NBA comeback are a major long shot. He hasn’t played in the league since 2012, only participating in the BIG3 tournament recently. Nothing’s certain, though, as Davis could still try to convince teams for workout invites. We’ll see if anything comes to fruition.