"I called Baron in, 'Let's talk about this thing. I want to understand what you mean. And I want you to understand what I'm saying,' " Dunleavy said. "If we don't have an agreement there, then it means further talking and further tweaking.Davis tells Dillman things have been cleared up, with the high-price guard putting the blame on himself. That sounds nice for now, but we'll have to see the truce in action before believing the actors wholesale. For instance, is Dunleavy OK with Davis taking 10 three-pointers in today's loss to Golden State? That doesn't smell like Mike Dunleavy basketball to me. (Allowing Anthony F. Morrow to go off for 37 doesn't sound like Mike Dunleavy basketball either. Actually, that doesn't even sound like basketball period.)
Dunleavy's Clippers teams have traditionally taken on 16-18% of its shots from three-point range. This year, it's 21% with Davis at the helm. The Warriors last year took nearly 30% of their FGAs from deep. Of course, the rosters are different (the Clips have traditionally had better post players than the Warriors) but it's a huge difference for a lead guard to adjust to on the fly. And if Davis knew as little about Dunleavy's style as he claims, then the learning curve is that much more steep. But with the team at 1-8, Davis and Dunleavy need to figure it out on the court quickly.