The Knicks have some problems at point guard but could be getting relief soon. According to the New York Post, Baron Davis could be returning soon.
Davis is getting closer and closer to returning from a herniated disk and a person familiar with the situation said the guard will take a big leap in his rehab this week by starting full running drills and some contact basketball drills.Davis was signed by the Knicks right before the season started after being amnestied by the Cavaliers. The Knicks already had Mike Bibby on the roster and a couple young players like Iman Shumpert and Toney Douglas, but Davis would likely be the starter right away.
It’s not out of the question for him to be cleared for practice by next weekend and a late-January debut has become more likely than not.
Davis is in pretty good shape it appears, but will have to get into basketball shape. He hasn't had a training camp, a practice or a game yet and with the abbreviated, condensed schedule he'll need to be ready.
But one thing's for sure: The Knicks are counting on him. They need him to be healthy, to be good and to be ready to give them something from that position.