LAS VEGAS -- He is 35 now and hasn't played in a game in more than two years, but Baron Davis insists he's serious about a comeback in the NBA. Davis is in Las Vegas for summer league, just as he is every year. Only now, the former Cavs guard is looking for a job.
Davis tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee during the New York Knicks' playoff series against the Miami Heat two years ago. He's still not 100 percent, labeling his health "somewhere in the 80s," but believes he can contribute to a team and said he'd love to return to Cleveland.
"Cleveland always has a special place in my heart because when I got traded there, people doubted whether I'd ever play and those fans embraced me and the organization embraced me," Davis said. "At that time, I needed Cleveland more than Cleveland needed me."
The Cavs traded Jarrett Jack this summer, but it seems highly unlikely they'd take another look at Davis, who was waived using the team's amnesty provision in 2011.
Davis' trade to the Cavs will be remembered as the move that brought Kyrie Irving to Cleveland. Now LeBron James is returning, too.
"I think it's great. You know how happy I am for the city of Cleveland," Davis said regarding James' return. "Those fans stayed there, they stayed true. It says a lot about LeBron and who he is."