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Baron Davis Era With Cleveland Cavaliers To End With Amnesty Clause

The Cleveland Cavaliers likely didn't have Baron Davis in their future plans when they selected fellow point guard Kyrie Irving with the first overall pick in this year's NBA Draft. The Cavs are likely to make that official when the new collective bargaining agreement is ratified this week, too, by way of the new amnesty clause.

Davis is over roughly $28 million for the next two years, but the Cavs are reportedly planning on removing his contract from the books by way of the new clause in the collective bargaining agreement, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

Davis will still receive the remaining amount of money left on his deal, but his contract will not count against the team's salary cap.

With Davis soon leaving the picture, Irving will join a backcourt that includes incumbents Daniel Gibson and Ramon Sessions. If that's the way the regular season begins, it's likely Irving will begin his professional career as the starting point guard.

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