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Baron Davis may be more than a month away in New York

Dec 30, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

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One thing that has seemed self evident in the Knicks two losses on the West Coast is that they lack a team-organizing point guard. They don’t need Chris Paul or Rajon Rondo level players at the point, but they need someone who better fits Mike D’Antoni’s system and can organize the offense better. The Knicks are actually 24th in the league in points per possession so far this season (they were seventh last season).

New York went out and snapped up Baron Davis for that purpose, but he is not going to be on the court for at least a month, reports the New York Post.

“Everything I hear is positive, but there’s no timetable yet,’’ D’Antoni said. “He’s doing everything possible to get ready as soon as he can. But it’s going to be a while. I keep asking him every hour or so. He’s still got about five weeks to go.’’

The Knicks have got to find some focus and stability — at both ends of the floor — before Davis’ likely February return. They can’t be waiting for the cavalry to come over the hill.

I’m not Davis’ biggest fan — I think he has been wildly inconsistent on the court the past few seasons — but he would be a huge help to the Knicks right now. They could really use his court vision in transition, his swagger, his beard, the whole package.

  1. dysraw1 - Dec 30, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Toney can manage i have faith in him he will most likely be back up for his career,but a solid player who can stand in there an run this squad in a pinch. but its up to the coaching staff to get what they want out of player.

    • theghostofwillisreed - Dec 31, 2011 at 12:19 AM

      dude. at this point you’re the only one with faith. toney is not a point guard. he has no clue how to get balls to stat in the point leaving stat to dribble the ball on his own and take bad jumpers. the difference is night and day when a decent floor general is out there.

      • dysraw1 - Jan 1, 2012 at 6:27 PM

        19 points 9 assist

  2. thetooloftools - Dec 30, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    When he was trying to get out of his Cavs contract you would have thought he would be in a wheel chair or in traction by now.

  3. abasketballthing - Dec 30, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    How about his belly? coud they use that too?

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