Tuesday , Jul , 01 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Baron Davis Opts out of Warriors Contract

Baron Davis Opts out of Warriors ContractWhat has been widely described as a shallow pool of NBA free agents got surprisingly deeper Monday night when Golden State Warriors guard Baron Davis joined Los Angeles Clippers forward Elton Brand in opting out of the final year on his contract.

The decision was especially unexpected in Davis’ case, after strong indications as recently as last week that he would not be forfeiting next season’s $17.8 million salary to become an unrestricted free agent.

But the move — after Davis’ camp made little progress in recent weeks in its attempts to secure a contract extension with the Warriors — suddenly creates the very real possibility that the former UCLA star could wind up alongside Brand in a homecoming with the Clippers.