It’s crazy, unthinkable but it actually makes some sort of sense. Baron Davis, the former Cavalier and former star NBA point guard, has said he is willing to make a comeback and play for a contending team.

Lo and behold the Cavs are contending.

Friday night’s loss to the Pacers exposed current backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova. Delly, known for his scrappy and gritty play, really struggled as the starting guard with Kyrie Irving out due to a shoulder injury. Despite a double double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, it came from a shooting performance of 5-18. That’s atrocious.

During the playoffs, Irving is not going to be able to play 48 minutes. There will be times that Delly has to take control of the team as the point guard. In his defense, for this most part this season he has done a solid job as the backup guard. It’ll only be a concern if Irving gets injured for a substantial amount of time, taking Delly out of his usual role.

Baron Davis would bring a boat load of experience and scoring ability that Dellavedova doesn’t have. Currently at 35 years of age, Davis started his career in ’99 with the Charlotte Hornets. He’s averaged 16.1 ppg and 7.2 ast for his career.

Davis played with the Cavaliers in a brief 15 game stint the year after King James left. With the Cavs, he averaged 13.1 ppg and 6.1 ast. He last played for the Knicks in 2012.

Dellavedova is certainly a servicable backup, but having Davis on the team would help the Cavs, especially come playoff time.

We’ll just have to wait and see if this rumor is actually true.

-Zach Shafron

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