HoopsHype Baron Davis rumors

May 12, 2012 Updates
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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

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Baron Davis’ health continues to be a major concern. The veteran guard, who injured his neck in Tuesday’s loss to Chicago, played just 19 minutes Wednesday night and had five turnovers. Mike Bibby played nine minutes, and third-string guard Toney Douglas was a DNP as Mike Woodson went most of the second half with J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert in the backcourt. The Knicks, of course, had their point-guard issues solved for 25 games during the height of Linsanity, but with Jeremy Lin out with a knee injury and Davis breaking down, Woodson is experiencing the same problem Mike D’Antoni was forced to deal with in December. Woodson wants to limit Davis to between 25 and 30 minutes but he needs a suitable backup. Lin, who had surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, is expected to be out another four to five weeks. Chauncey Billups was targeted to be the starting point guard, but the club waived Billups under the amnesty clause in order to sign Tyson Chandler. New York Daily News

April 11, 2012 Updates

The Beardman era is over. Baron Davis and Li-Ning have split up. CounterKicks can confirm that Li-Ning initiated an early termination of Baron’s endorsement deal, which was originally signed in 2008 and not due to expire until later in 2013. counterkicks.com

March 26, 2012 Updates

Apparently Baron Davis and Jose Calderon nearly got into an altercation after the game. Remember, the Air Canada Centre has a strange dynamic where both teams exit through the same tunnel. Apparently Davis and Calderon collided toward the end of the game and Davis apparently felt that Calderon tried to grab him around the head, so he was waiting for the Raptors point guard in the tunnel after the game. However, Tyson Chandler held Davis back, preventing him from getting into any trouble with the league... Give the big man an assist. Newark Star-Ledger

March 14, 2012 Updates

On top of that, Baron Davis, who just returned from a back injury, is unhappy with his limited role as Lin's backup. Davis, averaging just 17 minutes a game, has already spoken to D'Antoni about giving him more playing time, according to the sources. While Lin wants to run D'Antoni's system, Davis is more in line with running the offense through Anthony and Stoudemire, the sources said. ESPN.com

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