Ramona Shelburne interviews Baron Davis for the LA Daily News and how he’s preparing for the upcoming season. Some of it is already well-reported stuff, like how Boom Dizzle’s been working out non-stop since last season ended. The two parts I found interesting (& didn’t know about), which are found in the excerpt below: 1. Baron’s also been working on his relationship with Dunleavy, and 2. Even though all we’ve heard is non-stop Blake Griffin praise from the organization, apparently the team still wants Baron to be the focal point (which I think is good).
He [Baron Davis] met regularly with Dunleavy in hopes of rebuilding their relationship.
“We watched a lot of tape. You know, just kind of getting in his brain. Things that he went through as a player, players that he played with,” Davis explained. “Just getting a better construction of who he is. I don’t think that we gave ourselves an opportunity last year to really know each other. We were trying to make it up on the fly, which is tough.
“Neither one of us really got to know each other. But I think all that is behind us now. And it feels good. It feels good.”
Whatever he’s done seems to be going over well with the Clippers. The team is back to calling him its franchise player and no longer is shopping him around the league.
It seems committed to building a team that better suits Davis’ uptempo style.