Are you rejecting the Baron for Hedo deal based on principle because I'm not sure if BC does that deal. Sure, I want to get rid of Hedo, but not for an over priced, past his prime point guard who hasn't realized he can't shoot the 3.
Every trade is financially motivated and if you can trade one under performing player for another and create cap space with the addition of EC, its a win win. Clippers are rebuilding around Gordon, Griffin and the LA allure. I think they would love to shed Baron to get a quality vet and and an EC throw at a big name via a sign and trade.