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Bill Simmons: What if the Clippers never traded Baron Davis?"

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8. Where does "What if the Clippers never traded Baron Davis?" rank among the all-time NBA What Ifs? Definitely top 50. And climbing. It was already one of the dumbest NBA trades6 of the past 10 years before the amnesty clause became part of the new labor agreement … at that point, it became one of the dumber trades in sports history. Should the Clippers be criticized for not guessing in January, with a labor stoppage looming, that the amnesty clause would potentially be in play? Yes and no — yes, they should have known, and no, they couldn't have known (because they're owned by a slum lord who has no idea what's going on). There's more, check the link (number 8) for the full discussion.

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