Charlotte Bobcats Reportedly Considering Deal For Baron Davis Or Andre Miller

After firing Larry Brown, the Charlotte Bobcats may be in full desperation mode. Reports suggest they are considering trades for disgruntled Clippers point guard Baron Davis and Blazers veteran Andre Miller.

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Michael Jordan Trying To Trade For Andre Miller And Marcus Camby, According To Report

The Charlotte Bobcats have talked to the Portland Trail Blazers about a trade for veterans Andre Miller and Marcus Camby as team owner Michael Jordan attempts to shake up the franchise in the wake of Wednesday's resignation of coach Larry Brown, according to FanHouse's Sam Amick. In such a deal, which Amick reports Portland has cooled on, Gerald Wallace and D.J. Augustin would go back to the Blazers.

Earlier Thursday news broke that the Bobcats were considering trading for Clippers point guard Baron Davis. Amick reports that Jordan is unhappy with Augustin's performance as the team's starting point guard, a position the third-year player took when the Bobcats decided not to retain Raymond Felton.

The Blazers have had problems of their own, specifically between Miller and star wing Brandon Roy. Roy has been abnormally vocal in voicing his frustrations with being paired with a guard who requires having the ball in his hands so much. It's unclear if Portland would be comfortable turning the point over to Augustin or current back-up Patty Mills. The Blazers have a large payroll and are looking to make a serious playoff run.

Amick also reports that Jordan would like to cut future payroll going forward. That'd be difficult in any deal acquiring Davis, but Miller's 2011-12 salary ($7.8 million) can be eliminated if he is waived in the 2011 offseason. Camby is due $11 million next season, Wallace makes $10.5 million in each of the next two seasons.


Baron Davis Trade: Charlotte Bobcats Reportedly Considering Deal For Davis

If Baron Davis doesn't have the worst contract in the NBA, he certainly is up there. The Los Angeles Clippers' guard has been a major disappointment since coming over to the team with a five-year, $65 million contract in 2008. He's been out of shape physically, and he's feuded with the team's head coaches.

But the Clippers may finally have a way out of having him on the team. According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the Charlotte Bobcats have expressed some interest in trading for Davis.

Jordan is considering a trade proposal that would send Augustin, DeSagana Diop and Matt Carroll to the Los Angeles Clippers for Davis, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.    

Diop and Carroll are both players who don't produce for the Bobcats, with long-term contracts for a combined $10 million/season or so through 2013 (about $4 million less than Davis per season for the same time frame). However, Augustin is a relatively young, cheap replacement for Davis, and he could be a good fit since shooting guard Eric Gordon tends to act as the playmaker in half-court situations. Augustin's playmaking ability is poor, but he is a good shooter that could thrive playing more off the ball. 

As for the Bobcats, CEO Michael Jordan is desperate to win after coach Larry Brown resigned. Davis still does have talent, and would probably improve the Bobcats on the court, despite his baggage.

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