LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday shipped point guard Baron Davis and their first-round pick in the 2011 draft to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for point guard Mo Williams and forward Jamario Moon.
Davis signed with the Clippers in the summer of 2008, but never had the sort of production with Los Angeles that he did earlier in his career.
He averaged at least 17 points per game in seven consecutive seasons, ending with 2007-08, when he posted 21.8 with 7.6 assists with Golden State. However, Davis did not average more than 15.3 in a season with the Clippers after signing a lucrative five-year deal.
The 31-year-old Davis averaged 12.8 points and 7.0 assists in 43 games with the Clippers this season, his 12th in the NBA.
Williams, 28, has averaged 13.3 points and 7.1 assists in 36 games for Cleveland this year, missing time with a hip injury. In eight NBA seasons with Utah, Milwaukee, and the Cavaliers, Williams has career averages of 13.8 points and 5.0 assists.
Moon, 30, is in his fourth NBA season and was in his second with Cleveland. In 259 career games, he has posted averages of 6.7 points and 4.5 rebounds.