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May be another week or more before Davis joins Knicks

Jan 30, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

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The Knicks are impatient. Losing will do that to you, and the Knicks are 1-9 in their last 10. Knicks fans are building a Texas A&M sized bonfire under coach Mike D’Antoni’s seat.

Everyone is waiting to see what Baron Davis brings. It’s unfair to have him thrust into the role of savior, but he is the only big change on the horizon. And nobody is patiently waiting for him. Even the players wonder what is going on, reports the New York Post.

Some Knicks are surprised point guard Baron Davis did not make his debut on their four-game recent road trip, according to a person familiar with the situation… Davis, who has not played this season because of herniated disks, keeps postponing his Knicks debut after returning to practice one week ago because he feels he is not sharp or strong enough yet in scrimmages.

And it may be another week or more before he does step on the court, reports the New York Times.

Baron Davis probably will not make his Knicks debut for another week or two, according to people familiar with his rehabilitation. Davis, who is recovering from a herniated disk, is considered physically sound, but he is still working his way back into basketball shape after nine months of relative inactivity. Davis just began practicing last Monday, and he has been scrimmaging full court.

Baron Davis is not the answer for the Knicks. But he is an answer, he is better than any point guards on their roster and will organize the offense better than Toney Douglas or Iman Shumpert or Jeremy Lin. The problem is history shows Davis tends to lost focus and start shooting when he should pass, he’ll stop pushing the pace.

Knicks fans are hoping history does not repeat itself. But with the Knicks currently on the outside looking in at the playoffs, everyone around the team just wants and needs Davis on the court. Sooner rather than later. He’s their best hope on the roster.

  1. ihatetoneydouglas - Jan 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    As a Knick fan,I wanna see them win.As a Knick fan,I wanna see D’antoni fired.Too bad thats a contradiction

  2. yankeesjetsknicksrangers - Jan 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    At the very least I’m appreciative that you didn’t refer to the disorganized and dysfunctional mess on the court as “D’Antoni’s System.”

    He is a one-trick-pony and his days are numbered.

  3. slowclyde86 - Jan 30, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    I am surprised that such venom is directed almost exclusively at D’Antoni. I guess he is the easiest to replace.

    While it is true he has underperformed, responsibility for this fiasco of a team rests almost entirely with Dolan. Walsh dug them out of a deep, deep hole and Dolan (with, apparently, Isiah’s help…again—which, if true boggles the mind) dropped them right back in. He is the Snyder of the NBA. Hey, get me a big name player! No, wait…make that two!

    Waiting for Davis to cure much of anything—as Kurt mentions—is a bit of a fool’s errand.

    It’s a pity, really, as the league is better with a good Knick’s team.

  4. jolink653 - Jan 30, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    donnie is probably turning over in his wheelchair right now watching dolan run the franchise into the ground right after donnie brought them back to respectability…this isn’t entirely d’antoni’s fault as a good point guard is essential to running his system effectively and since we can’t fire the owner it’s going to be the coach that takes the brunt of the criticism…the only way this can be saved at least for this year is for the knicks to make a trade for a true PG (someone like a steve nash-type)…other than that someone needs to slap carmelo and stop him from taking 30 shots a game instead of distributing to others and hope baron can give us some type of PG effectiveness

  5. ferhatiggy - Jan 30, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Is Baron a god?I think not,but every Knicks fan see him as a god.C’mon guys he is a usual player.He was good,but past times…

    • ihatetoneydouglas - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:27 PM

      What the hell is “a usual player”?

      • ferhatiggy - Jan 31, 2012 at 12:08 PM

        NY is a big city and they are most popular team in NBA.If they wait Baron’s return impatiently,it means Knicks can not be contender.Baron Davis was good at 05-06 but we are in 2012 bro.

  6. bklynfatpants - Jan 30, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Davis is not going to make this team worth rooting for. This team had heart prior to the Melo trade, and was fun to watch. What Dolan and isaiah have done to this club is criminal.

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