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Knicks sign Baron Davis

Posted on: December 18, 2011 2:37 pm
Edited on: December 19, 2011 12:14 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

Update: The Knicks have officially announced the signing. Also, the New York Times reports that Davis signed for the veteran minimum under the veteran exception, which means the Knicks still have the room exception granted under the new CBA and are expected to continue their pursuit of James Posey, recently amnestied by the Pacers

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After using the amnesty clause on Chauncey Billups, the Knicks have been hunting a new starting point guard. Mike Bibby recently signed, but that's not exactly the answer.

Baron Davis was amnestied by the Cavs and cleared waivers, opening up the opportunity for him to sign anywhere. And that anywhere has turned out to be the Knicks, according to ESPN.com and confirmed by Ken Berger of CBSSports.com

With the Knicks being well over the cap, the deal had to be for the veteran minimum or the "mini mid-level" the Knicks have. According to SI.com, it is indeed for the $2.5 mini mid-level.

Which is why this makes a lot of sense for New York. It's a low risk, potentially high value signing. Davis still has a lot of game left, it just comes down to motivation and health. And with him being in New York playing on a solid Knicks team, you have to think he's going to be ready.

He's dealing with a back injury though, and could be out up to 8-10 weeks. However, after being amnetied by the Cavs, that timetable miraculously dropped to 4-6.

Other teams reportedly going after Davis were the Heat and Lakers, so the Knicks landing their target to likely start once he's healthy is a big move. Not to say Davis is going to be a star or anything, but considering the options right now for New York, Davis is about as good as they could do in their situation. Bibby is a nice veteran backup, Toney Douglas isn't a point guard and Iman Shumpert is mostly an unknown. Davis could at least step in and handle the offense.

Which shouldn't be all that difficult considering Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire are part of it. Where the Knicks will likely continue to struggle is the defensive end. Davis isn't known as much of a defender, so the addition of Tyson Chandler could be very important to seal off all those drives given up by Davis and Carmelo.
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Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2012 2:22 am
 

Knicks sign Baron Davis

Small sample size my friend. The NHL has a 52 game season and guess what, my Florida Panthers are also currently in first place. The planets will realign themselves in the long run, although I still root for the Cats.



Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Knicks sign Baron Davis

MTIGKZ, You're Doomed!!!!!



Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Knicks sign Baron Davis

How sad, are you a Celtic or a Heat Fan



Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Knicks sign Baron Davis

Dude the season is 66 games 40 wins, I'll take that



Since: Jun 27, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Knicks sign Baron Davis

watch out. knicks are back. the new beast of the east



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Knicks sign Baron Davis

This is a very decent rooster the KNICKS have put together, Tyson Chandler (c) Amare Seoudemire (pf) Caemelo Anthony(sf) Landry Fields(sg) Baron Davis (pg) that's defense with scoring, but as we know every team must have a second unit that can provide quality minutes and New York has that with T. Douglas (pg) I. Shumpert (pg) B. Walker sg)R. Balkman (sf) J. Jeffries (pf) Harrelson & Jordan (c) that is a complete team with help for the starting five, If I sound like a KNICK fan that's because I am, this is the best team we have had in a long time, the only team I see better is the HEAT, but we have a better bench.

I think this is the year we jump BOSTON and compete with Chicago and Miami for the EAST crown, alot will depend on Baron Davis coming to play and his health, BDIDDY is still a quality PG and with him on board we can compete with anyone in the East and play with the big boyz coming out of the West.  



Since: Apr 13, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Knicks sign Baron Davis

KNICKS 4 LIFE!!!!!!!
 


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Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 11:31 am
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Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:42 am
 

Knicks to sign Baron Davis

This isnt the best signing, but it's more of a need type signing.



Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:42 am
 

Knicks to sign Baron Davis

I know what I said dumazz. I gave 40 games as a bonus. That'll be their high for the season. They won't go anywhere in the playoffs. Over rated center because he comes from Dalals, Baron Davis is old news, Carmello  doesn't know what defense is, and you guys will just continue fantasizing over the hype. Get a new coach and redo the roster and maybe you'll step up a little more.


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