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Baron Davis’ back flares up, did not practice Wednesday

Feb 1, 2012, 3:58 PM EST

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Tuesday night, the Knicks didn’t look like they needed a savior. Carmelo Anthony was back, the Knicks were scoring the paint and knocking down threes, they looked like what everyone had kind of expected before the season.

Which is good, because the other savior may be a while.

Baron Davis sat out practice Wednesday, tweets Ian Begley of ESNNewYork.com.

Baron Davis missed practice, couldn’t take contact due to back soreness… To clarify on Baron Davis, (coach Mike) D’Antoni later said he went thru 5 on 0 drill today but could not have taken contact due to back soreness.

There still is no timetable for him to take the court. The Knicks were hoping to have him playing by this weekend, but if he’s not taking contact that seems doubtful.

Baron Davis is no savior. He’s better than what they’ve got in terms of pure point guards on that roster, they could use him, but he is not the answer. He jacks up threes early in the clock, over dribbles and loses focus for stretches. That said, still better than any PG on the roster. So, everyone in New York waits.

  1. nikedunks13 - Feb 1, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    he’s not going to take pull up threes early in the shot clock very often playing with melo and amare. He won’t over dribble either, he has to run dantonis offense. he was the best player on almost every team he’s ever been on so it was okay for him to over dribble and shoot quick 3s but now he’s the 3rd best player at best and he knows that.

  2. damp1015 - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    We don’t need him to shoot just organize the offense!

  3. dysraw1 - Feb 1, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    i think the team should be looking beyond B-diddy simply the back is a bad thing to bet on

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