Clippers advance on road to respect

The Baron Davis trade was a small step, but it signified L.A. is confident in its pieces.

Updated: March 19, 2011, 6:55 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

There will be other hurdles to clear in the near future.

Tests of organizational mettle, like re-signing promising young center DeAndre Jordan this summer or doing right by Eric Gordon when that time comes after next season.

The Los Angeles Clippers have too long of a history of not doing the right thing, or at least are too entrenched in that reputation, for anyone to simply trust them.

But lost in the unceremonious goodbye to mercurial point guard Baron Davis and the ...

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