On the eve of the NBA trade deadline, the Los Angeles Clippers acquired point guard Mo Williams and forward Jamario Moon from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for point guard Baron Davis and a first round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Baron Davis, a veteran of the Clippers has had a rocky tenure with Los Angeles but has recently made strides after returning from various injuries earlier in the season. Since his return, Davis has averaged 12 points per game, 7 assists and 2 turnovers per match up. Since being signed at the 2008-09 season, Davis has averaged 16.5 points and 7.3 assists over his career.
The new comers of the Clippers will definitely be an asset to the young and exciting team.
Mo Williams, who has averaged 13.8 points, 5.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds over his eight-year NBA career will be a fantastic player that will counter Eric Gordon’s speed and scoring ability. As Gordon heals from his wrist injury, Williams will stand as a great general on the court as he builds a relationship with Blake Griffin, a key component for success for the Clippers. Williams is currently averaging 13.3 points, 7.1 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 36 games played this season and served as a solid cast mate to LeBron James during his time in Cleveland.
Jamario Moon is a versatile player that can morph into any role his team may need. As an undrafted rookie with the Raptors in 2007, Moon turned in a productive rookie year, averaging 8.5 points and 6.2 rebounds. During the 2010-11 season, Moon has averaged 4.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 19.1 minutes in 40 games played.
Moon was a key component in defeating the defending Champions on February 16th with a score of 104-99, by flexing his muscles against Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol. Let’s hope he can repeat that performance in a Clippers jersey, Clippers and Lakers face one another Friday, February 25th.
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Written by Gyasmine
Gyasmine George, M.S., a former basketball player, coach and advisor for student athletes and founder of Female Field Guide where she educates and advises women on sports and athletics. She has a rich love and knowledge for sports and athletics through her many years of growing up in a sports home. In addition, her hands on experience in a plethora of entities of athletics such as playing on championship travel and high school teams, coaching, teaching and advising, sales, marketing and promotions, game day management, communications and writing, has lead her to continue to fuel her passion for athletics. Contact Gyasmine at firstname.lastname@example.org