According to an interview with Fanhouse, Baron expressed his desire to remain with the Clippers and help the young core of Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon as they develop. Davis feels like there's finally some stability on the team, and a lot of promise. The most encouraging statement by Baron:
"I know I can get numbers as I continue to get my quickness and continue to get my jumping ability back. ... Right now, I think that what this team needs from me is the ability to manage a game and control the floor and get guys open shots. ... I just got to keep working and become more aggressive. I haven't been that aggressive. I just want to master the floor game. ... If it takes me to sacrifice my offense and become a better defender and a better floor general for this team to win, then I'm all for it.''
However, Baron's been in the league long enough to know that trades are simply part of the NBA landscape. Del Negro also pointed out that although there aren't any trade talks concerning Davis that he knows about at the moment, any trade that could improve the team has to be considered.
Baron has always been an emotional player. As the Clippers continue to improve as a team, and the key players remain, I wouldn't be surprised to see Baron become a better and more consistent 3rd option. Even though Baron will never live up to his contract, if he can hold himself to what he has stated- move the ball, shoot less, play defense- there aren't many better players the Clippers could get in a trade, unless they give up something.