The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to use the NBA’s amnesty clause on veteran point guard Baron Davis, Mark J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Under the new collective bargaining agreement agreed upon in principal by the owners and players earlier this month, teams are allowed to waive one player from their team and remove that contract from their salary cap. Teams will now soon be allowed to place bids on Davis during the amnesty waiver process.
Last season in 58 games between the Clippers and the Cavaliers, Davis averaged 13.1 points and 6.7 assists per game. The former All-Star has, in the past, been considered one of the better guards in the game. Over the course of his career he has averaged 16.5 points and 7.3 assists per game. .
The move by the Cavaliers will allow Kyrie Irving, last year’s top pick in the NBA Draft, to get more playing time at point guard.