Because obviously, Baron plays better when he’s mentioned on the trade block.
Did you see him split the defenders and take off on Bonzi Wells? That was a player clearly on a mission to prove his worth. That was a player frustrated with losing and looking to lift his team.
Check out Davis’ numbers since the news about Iverson demanding a trade, and subsequently the trade speculation, surfaced last Friday:
19.3 points, 12.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds and just 2.3 turnovers
That’s not counting tonight’s game in Houston. With 4:24 left in the game, Baron’s got 31 points and seven assists in 31 minutes.
For Boom Dizzle, he’s so good and the game comes so easy to him sometimes that I think he needs some motivation. And nothing motivates him like being doubted and having something to prove.
So when the Iverson trade rumors die, the Warriors should start up another one. Baron for Chauncey Billups, straight up. Yeah, that outta keep this hot streak going.