Clipper training camp update: Baron Davis practicing
A quick update before the Clippers hit the road for the rest of the week...
Baron Davis, who has been slowed by a sore left knee, finally practiced on Monday. Eric Bledsoe, rookie and student of all things point guard, made it sound as though Davis didn't miss a beat out on the court.
"Oh yeah he's looking good. First day back ... he put a couple of moves on me," Bledsoe said, smiling.
More importantly, Davis has been doing a lot of talking and Bledsoe plenty of listening.
"Just make the easy play," Bledsoe said of the advice from Davis. It doesn't always have "to be me making the play."
There has been no shortage of advice flowing from the veterans, and it paid off with a solid showing from the rookie in Sunday's open scrimmage at Camp Pendleton.
"They told me, 'We're going to listen to you -- you've got to be more vocal. We don't care if you're a rookie or not,' " Bledsoe said.
Additionally, Brian Cook and Craig Smith were able to practice on Monday. Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro pulled Eric Gordon out of practice a little early, saying he "just needed a little rest."
The Clippers play at Portland on Tuesday night, Sacramento on Thursday and Golden State on Friday.
-- Lisa Dillman