You knew Baron Davis would be asked about this, and you also pretty well could have guessed what his response was going to be. But that didn't stop local media from questioning him about the comments that appeared the other day from Baron's former teammate, Stephen Jackson.
Jackson, as you may recall, suggested that Davis had said he would welcome a return to the Bay Area to play for the Warriors, which is something that probably came as a surprise to just about everyone inside the Clippers' organization. Predictably, after yesterday's practice, Baron denied ever saying that he wanted out of Los Angeles.
"No, I don't want out. I don't know what Stephen Jackson got from my conversation. That never came out of my mouth."
"I'm here. I'm here doing the same thing I did at Golden State. The first year I got to Golden State it was rough. It was a tough season. We were figuring each other out, figuring out the system. That transition year is always a tough year."
"We talked about how I miss playing with him. When you see people, you miss what you had," Davis said. "Obviously, in no way shape or form am I ready to jump ship."
So that's that, right? Well, it depends on who you believe -- Stephen Jackson, who has no reason to make up such a thing, or Baron Davis, who probably would catch a whole lot of heat from his teammates and upper management if he were found out to be discussing exit strategies just 29 games into the season.