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Is Baron Davis bound for the Knicks when he recovers?

Dec 16, 2011, 6:41 PM EST

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The Cleveland Cavaliers used their amnesty clause on Baron Davis to set the point guard free after a diagnosis of a bulging disk in his back.

So who would want an injured point guard with a reputation for starting the season out of shape and not having a great work ethic?

The Knicks.

Here is the scoop from Moke Hamilton at Sheridanhoops.com.

At this point, the Knicks so desperately need help with playmaking, they’re hoping a player with a reputation for being out of shape and not putting forth the effort necessary to win can be their missing ingredient. It’s a low risk gamble, so I say why not? And yes, I say that despite the prognosis that he will be out for eight to 10 weeks as he battles a severely bulging disc in his lower back.

Mind you, there are a growing number of skeptics that believe that the severity of his injury is being fabricated in an attempt to scare off would-be bidders. Sources tell me Davis hopes to end up with the Knicks, and if he does, he could be available to go within two weeks.

Baron Davis is not the answer to the Knicks prayers. But, as Sheridan says, they really have nothing to lose. It’s a good gamble for them. But they need to keep looking.

  1. acdc363 - Dec 16, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    I love baron davis

  2. yankeesjetsknicksrangers - Dec 16, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Welcome to the Knicks

  3. thenoblefacehumper - Dec 17, 2011 at 1:55 AM

    Love the site, check it daily. That said, I’m a huge Knicks fan. I’m well aware that we don’t have a true contender at this juncture, but it seems like every article on here about the Knicks has some degree of negativity/sarcasm/snarkiness to it. I think you guys are so used to them being the laughingstock of the NBA, that you can’t really wrap your minds around the Knicks actually sending a competitive team out there every night.

    Meanwhile, it seems as if all posts about the Celtics show plenty of homerism. Are they a historically better franchise? Duh. But this offseason:

    Celtics:
    Missed out on David West, pissed off Rondo, and some pretty weird ish is happening to Green.

    Knicks:
    Signed a legit defensive anchor, could be close to getting Baron Davis (not a star PG, but perfectly passable with this team).

  4. dysraw1 - Dec 17, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    the question here is do Mike Bibby & B.D make Tony Douglas a better lead. how many point guards do need. im more concern about the 2 spot.

  5. damp1015 - Dec 18, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Fields need developing so the 2 is okay. Douglas needs more time to build more confidence. He didn’t get that time when Felton was there and Billups transitioned with no gap so now is his time to shine. I think he will develop well, not a CP3 but well. He works hard too, no lie!

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