Saturday , May , 17 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Baron Davis and Don Nelson Both to Leave Warriors?

Numerous observers, me included, were convinced Nelson disciplined Davis for "partying" the night before such a big game after he was unable to find the range in the first half.

Column co-conspirators swear it was Nelson way to provoke his firing in order to return to his dream life in Maui. Why? Because supposedly he realized more and more key players (one of the top six already wants to be traded) had become anesthetized by his con.

On the other hand, there are more than a few Warriors observers who believe Nelson (with management’s unspoken blessing) might’ve been trying to incite Davis to exercise his early-out clause July 1, 2008 in order to become a free agent.  [New York Post]