Clippers Will Send Baron Davis to Cleveland: AP

He's soared with Blake Griffin, now Baron Davis is about to join the team with the NBA's worst record

Thursday, Feb 24, 2011  |  Updated 8:01 AM PDT
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Baron Davis #5, Eric Gordon #10 and Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers react after a foul during the game against the Miami Heat at the Staples Center on January 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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One day, you're throwing lob passes to Blake Griffin from the seat of a Kia Optima. The next, you're playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Clipper Baron Davis is on the verge of being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for guard Mo Williams and forward Jamario Moon. A person familiar with the trade told The Associated Press the deal is close to being finalized.

The swap also includes the Cavaliers acquiring the Clippers' 2011 first-round draft pick, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade will not be complete until after the teams have a conference call with the league office.

At 10-47, the Cavs have the league's worst record.

When the trade is completed, Cleveland will have two first-round picks and two second-rounders this year. The Cavs also have a $14 million trade exception they could use as past of another deal before Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline.

The Clippers are taking on Williams' $9.3 million contract this season. He has player options over the next two years, so Los Angeles may be able to get him off their books if things don't work out. Moon's $3 million contract expires after this season, and the Cavs were probably going to buy him out.

Both Davis and Williams sat out their games on Wednesday night with apparent injuries. Davis didn't play in New Orleans because of swelling in his left knee while Williams, who has battled injuries all season, missed Cleveland's loss against Houston with a sore ankle.

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