In the last 18 months, the Knicks have added Amar'e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler to their roster.
Given the results they generated last season and the hype they generated during the truncated run-up to this season, you wouldn't imagine that the Knicks would be looking for another savior quite so quickly. And yet, 13 games into this season with a 6-7 record, that's just the situation the Knicks find themselves in.
The savior in question isn't from central casting. Baron Davis, better known for indifferent effort and an expanded waistline in recent seasons, is seen as the man who can save this Knicks season once his back is well enough to let him get back on the court.
Davis is getting closer to a full practice and there's some talk that he could get on the court for a game during next week's road trip -- something that would spark celebrations among Knicks fans to rival anything we've seen since the 1973 title. With a disjointed offense and a backcourt populated by ...