Should this come as a surprise? Who wouldn’t want to play for the Warriors?
Davis was also asked how his 2007 "We Believe" Warriors — an eighth-seed who upset a No. 1 seed, the 67-15 Dallas Mavericks, in the first round — would fare vs. the current 59-6 Warriors. Unlike former teammate Stephen Jackson, Davis hedged the question and tried to remain diplomatic:
Baron Davis on whether ‘We Beleve’ could beat 2016 #Warriors: “Uhhhhhhh…you know, I don’t know.”
It wouldn’t look good to Stephen Curry & Co. if Davis boasted that his younger self could beat them, so that’s smart politicking on Davis’s part.
At the same time, it’s highly unlikely the Warriors actually give Davis a shot. Even if they do, it’s difficult to see a scenario in which he makes the team. He’s nowhere near as good as Shaun Livingston, or even Leandro Barbosa, for that matter, and doesn’t provide the youth, athleticism and shooting the Dubs need to bolster their already deep bench.
Davis might be able to make an NBA roster as a third-string point guard — the Philadelphia 76ers, who are the NBA affiliate of Davis’s Delaware 87ers, could potentially use him — but reuniting with the Warriors seems like a wish, and nothing more.
Jovan Buha covers the NBA for FOX Sports. Follow him on Twitter: @jovanbuha.