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July 21, 2012 Updates

Baron Davis insisted here that he is not retiring and expects to play again after sitting out this season while recovering from the May knee injury as a Knick. When he is ready to launch the comeback in 2013-14, Davis can sign with his hometown team if the Lakers want a “youth” movement at point guard. NBA.com

July 19, 2012 Updates

Scott Howard-Cooper: Baron Davis said he plans to play again -- yes, in the NBA, so save the wisecrcacks -- after sitting out 2012-13 with bad knee injury. Twitter

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Baron Davis walked slowly and with a tall, crutch-like cane under his right arm when he arrived at the Monsignor Kett playground Tuesday night. The Knicks point guard said that he is not sure how much longer he will need the crutch and the brace on his right knee after his season-ending surgery. But he knows for sure he is not done playing basketball. “I don't know how long (for the brace and crutch), but once I am done, it's on to rehab,” said Davis. “I am coming back.” New York Daily News

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An MRI on Monday revealed that New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis has suffered a partial tear of the patella tendon in his right knee and complete tears of the right anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, according to the team. Davis is expected to undergo surgery later this week. Recovery time is approximately 12 months. ESPN.com

Baron Davis’ knee injury much worse than thought: partial tear of patella tendon, complete tears of ACL and MCL. 12 month recovery Davis would be age 34 when trying to make that comeback. A guy who has struggled to come back from injuries in recent years such as the herniated disc in his back that has limited him these playoffs. Davis, when he was going right, was always one of my favorite players to watch. Too often, do to conditioning and more, we had to catch glimpses of what he was capable of — in transition he could be amazing. Too many days he settled for threes (early in the clock), but when he attacked he could score or dish as well as anyone. NBCSports.com

It was hard for everyone to watch Baron Davis' ugly knee injury. Amar'e Stoudemire said he nearly started crying. "I was almost shedding a tear on the court to be honest with you," Stoudemire said. "It was something I don’t want to see again, from none of my teammates especially. Baron is such a great guy off the court, and as a teammate he’s a phenomenal locker room guy. To see that, I dropped down to one knee and said a prayer while he was on the ground." Sulia

May 6, 2012 Updates

The longest streak is over, Baron Davis is done but the Knicks live to see another day. Barely. Dwyane Wade came up short on a last-second 3-pointer as the Knicks, with Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire missing key free throws in the final minute, survived for an 89-87 Game 4 victory. By avoiding the sweep, the Knicks won their first playoff game since April 29, 2001. They had lost an NBA record 13 straight postseason games. Game 5 is Wednesday in Miami at 7 p.m. No team in NBA history has ever come back from a 3-0 series deficit. Anthony led all scorers with 41 points including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 54.5 seconds left that made it 87-84. Anthony was then fouled shooting a three but he missed two of three free throws and LeBron James answered with a three-point play with 20.9 seconds left. New York Daily News

Smith, Novak and Baron Davis could be playing their last games as Knicks. The only good note from the playoff catastrophe is reducing their market value. Smith is leaning toward opting out as he makes $2.5 million next season but hasn’t said certainly. Novak could be worth more than the $2 million lower exception the Knicks have to offer if the $5 million mid-level goes to point-guard-of-the-future Jeremy Lin. New York Post

April 30, 2012 Updates

Baron Davis wasn't taking anything for granted, given all that has gone wrong for the Knicks. But he promised he will be ready for the Heat Monday night, with one caveat. "If I wake up in the morning, I'm playing,'' he said after practice Sunday, referring to a balky back that limited him to 17 1/2 minutes Saturday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Newsday

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