LA Clippers: The best point guards in franchise history
These are the best point guards in LA Clippers franchise history.
The LA Clippers franchise dates back to the 1970-71 NBA season when the team got their start as the Buffalo Braves. They moved to San Diego for the 1978-79 season and would spend six seasons in the City in Motion before packing their bags to move to Los Angeles in 1984.
The team has had some memorable players pass through in their almost fifty years as a franchise. This week, we’re going to take a look at some of the best Clippers to ever take the court at each position.
We start with the point guards.
LA Clippers best point guards in franchise history: 5) Baron Davis
The player originally called The Beard spent three of his three of his 13 NBA seasons with the LA Clippers. He signed with the team in 2008 with hopes of pairing up with Elton Brand, who ended up opting out of his deal to join the Philadelphia 76ers that same offseason.
A depleted roster due to the loss of fellow star Elton Brand, and a series of injuries lead Davis to struggle early in his time with the Clippers. However, he began to show signs of life in his third season with the team and their young core featuring a rookie Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, and Eric Gordon.
Unfortunately for Davis, the team decided to go in the direction of the youth movement and on February 24, 2011 traded him, along with a future first round pick, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon. That trade famously ended up landing the Cavaliers the first pick in the 2011 NBA Draft with which they selected Kyrie Irving.
In his 183 games with the team, Davis averaged 14.6 points, 7.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game.