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NBA Rumors: Conflicting Reports On If Baron Davis Will Released By Cavaliers Via Amnesty Clause

UPDATE: There are conflicting reports about this information, as ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports the Cavaliers have not yet made a decision on whether they will release Baron Davis.


Once the league's new collective bargaining agreement is official, the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to use its amnesty clause to release veteran point guard Baron Davis, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.

The 32-year-old Davis was acquired along with a 2011 first-round pick from the Los Angeles Clippers last February in exchange for forward Jamario Moon and guard  Mo Williams. In 15 games for the Cavaliers, including nine starts, Davis averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 assists in just over 25 minutes per game.

Cleveland used the first-round pick acquired from the Kings to select point guard Kyrie Irving with the first overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft.

Davis is slated to earn $13.95 million in 2011-12 with a player option for $14.8 million in the 2012-13 season. Under the amnesty clause, Davis would still receive that money, but the two years and $28.75 million left on the contract would be removed from the team’s payroll for salary cap and tax purposes. 

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