Found December 19, 2011 on
Legend of Cecilio Guante:
The Knicks have officially inked Baron Davis to a one-year deal for $2.5 million. That's pretty much all I'm willing to commit to as fairly solid information at this point. Oh yes, and the fact that he's 32 years old and has logged 167 missed missed during his 12-year NBA career. Beyond that, the rest depends on who you talk to...or what you might like to believe as is convenient based on your fan affiliations.
Of course, as my leanings are towards the Knickerbockers, I'd like to believe BD is a welcome veteran addition more than capable of running the point and being productive given the limitations of Toney Douglas and the relative uselessness (my opinion) of Mike Bibby for anything but some occasional breathers and open threes (although you can depend on non-existent defense).
Instead of blindly pontificating, we got the lowdown from one of the biggest Cleveland sports fans we know (outside of our own Erie's Scribe, of course). Cue Craig Lyndall, one of the prolific editors of the unrivaled Cleveland-centric sports blog, Waiting for Next Year. Listen up, Knickerbockers fans.
Everyone expected the absolute worst when Baron Davis was brought to the Cavs as part of a draft pick acquisition deal with Mo Williams heading to the Clippers. Prior to his arrival many of the National pundits questioned whether or not B Diddy would even show up. There were questions around whether Davis would be willing to even talk to Cavs coach Byron Scott let alone play for him. A couple of "greetings" tweets to the Cleveland faithful from Davis on Twitter cured those thoughts. What the Cavs got was a jovial player that clearly injected his aged talent into the lineup. Not that it was a big deal to anyone else, but Davis provided some fun at the end of the horrible losing streak last year.
The Knicks should remember BD's Cavs debut as he helped a woeful bunch beat Melo's Knicks in MSG with his 18 points. In addition, I'll never forget Baron Davis helping lead the Cavaliers to a late-season victory over the Miami Heat at home. That game was so cathartic for Cavs fans. LeBron had a triple double. The Cavs blew a 23-point lead. The game was tied at 83 with seven minutes to go in the game. The Cavs went on a run fueled by Baron Davis assists to guys like Ryan Hollins and J.J. Hickson.
The point for Knicks fans is that even with Davis past his prime, you are getting a talented player who has only grown maturity-wise. You're getting a guy who not only helped the Cavaliers get a tiny slice of revenge against the Miami Heat, he was pumping the crowd up trying to let them know that it was not only possible, but going to go the Cavs' way that night. He was intent on making teammates better and picking his spots to score. Just hope he finds the right chiropractor in NYC.
So, there you have it Knicks faithful. If anything, this gives me hope. I've always like the beard's demeanor. How personalities will mesh is never a given. But at 2010 season's end, Baron's knees were holding up and his game wasn't too shabby either. Now, as Craig notes, let's cross our fingers for a good chiropractor and a solid year from the rest of Davis's "team of experts." Hope is a good thing...
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The New York Knicks formally announced today that they have in fact signed oft-injured point guard Baron Davis.Davis' talent alone should answer a lot of questions for New York at the point guard position. With Mike Bibby the only other point guard on the roster, The Knicks were prepared to thrust Toney Douglas into a starting role come Christmas Day, when the team opens the...
It could be several weeks before veteran point guard Baron Davis' back allows him back on a basketball court, but a source says Davis hopes to decide by Monday what uniform he'll be wearing when that happens.
A person with knowledge of the plans says point guard Baron Davis will sign with the New York Knicks. ESPN.com first reported Davis' intentions. Davis is expected to sign Monday, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because there won't be an announcement until the signing is official.
A person with knowledge of the plans said point guard Baron Davis will sign with the New York Knicks. ESPN.com first reported Davis' intentions.
With the signing of Tyson Chandler, the Knicks assembled one of the strongest frontcourts in the NBA, but the movement left their backcourt looking a little thin. That might still be the case, but the situation is at least a little better now, as ESPN is reporting that New York has signed previously amnestied point guard Baron Davis: “Baron Davis has committed to sign with the...
Click on photo to read more about the end of the Packers’ unbeaten run
There has to be a sense of relief for the Packers to get this one out of the way. They laid their egg, now it’s time to move forward. The Packers are still the best team in the NFL, don’t get to worked up over this loss. As for the New York Giants… Wow dudes.
This is hilarious. Ilya Bryzgalov...
Our morning look around the NBA with stories worth reading and notes that are not their own post here at PBT. A fantastic read at Hoopspeak.com on what the Thunder need to do to get Kevin Durant more open looks. After signing Baron Davis for the mini mid-level, the Knicks are out of the running…
Lloyd Braun was yesterday’s winner of a Factory of Sadness t-shirt and Joe Tait book. Congratulations!
Let’s get right to today’s giveaway. As always, here is the way the contest works-
Every weekday from now until Christmas Eve, we will give away a Cleveland themed prize. To enter, you need only to respond in the comment section in the appropriate manner. The winner each...