Many Clipper fans will claim that Baron Davis is the leader of the Clippers. So with the injury to Kaman the leader of the Clippers should lead this team right? Not the case for Baron. Infact, he might be playing his worst basketball of the season right now. In the Clippers three last three games, which were all loses, Baron has combined to shoot 14-39 from the field. That is 35% from the floor. That isn't a terrible number but it isn't good. Maybe the worst stat is that Baron is 0-10 from 3 pt land over his last three games or the fact that he has not reached double figures in assists in the last three games. One would think that as the point guard of this team and that when your shot isn't falling you would look for your other teammates, but that is obviously in the back of Baron's mind. Baron has had some good games this season, but when the Clippers need him the most to lead this team he is failing. He was -23 vs. the Hornets while Chris Paul was +27, he had a mental melt-down vs. the Lakers on friday night, and he forced up a terrible fade-away three for the win vs. Clevelend that didn't hit iron. To some he might be a leader, but not under any situation has he stepped up to lead the Clippers during these last three games.
Baron is shooting 13% from behind the 3 point line this month. He is 6-44 from down town. He is getting paid 12 million+ and yet he is producing just over 15 points a game on 39% shooting from the floor and 26% shooting from 3 point on the season.
I thought this guy was in much better shape this year, and was going to have a huge season. The only numbers that are up are his shot attempts. Yes, he might be averaging 8 assists a night, but I doubt the Clippers signed him to this type of contract to just pass the basketball and shoot bricks at the baskets.