- Associated Press - Thursday, February 24, 2011

CLEVELAND (AP) - A person familiar with specifics of the trade says the Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired point guard Baron Davis and a 2011 first-round draft pick from the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Mo Williams and forward Jamario Moon.

The deal is “on the verge” of being finalized said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the teams had a few more details to work out before Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline.

The trade was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.

In acquiring Davis and the unprotected pick, the Cavs are getting a proven player and another high selection to rebuild a team that has fallen apart since losing superstar LeBron James last summer. At 10-47, the Cavs have the NBA’s worst record.


Davis, who is owed $29 million over the next two seasons, will be reunited in Cleveland with coach Byron Scott. They were previously together in New Orleans.