It’s Official: Knicks Sign Free Agent Baron Davis

From the press department of the New York Knicks:

NEW YORK, December 19, 2011 – New York Knickerbockers Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations and Interim General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Baron Davis. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Davis, 6-3, 212-pounds, holds career averages of 16.5 points, 7.3 assists, 1.86 steals and 34.7 minutes in 806 games (677 starts) over 12 NBA seasons with the Hornets, Golden State, L.A. Clippers and Cleveland. The two-time NBA All-Star averaged 13.1 points, 6.7 assists and 1.34 steals over 28.4 minutes in 58 games (44 starts) with Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland last season.

The Los Angeles, CA-native was originally selected by Charlotte Hornets in the first round (third overall) of 1999 NBA Draft. He appeared in 46 postseason games (42 starts) to average 19.8 points, 6.5 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.50 steals over 38.1 minutes.

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8 thoughts to “It’s Official: Knicks Sign Free Agent Baron Davis”

  1. Howard Beck says that Davis signed for the veteran’s minimum ($1.4M), so we still have the $2.5 to give someone.

  2. Unless we can get Posey (and shouldn’t he be a vet’s minimum guy, too?) I think we save it til the FA’s come back from China. Not that we’ll get any.

  3. That’s great news that we still have the $2.5. It sounds like Kenyon Martin may get out of his China deal. He wouldn’t be bad coming off the bench in limited minutes. Or bring in Al Thornton for depth at SF/SG – no D, but this kid was a high-flyer his first couple years in the league.

  4. Now we just have to hope it’s ‘good’ Baron rather than ‘bad’ Baron.
    I can’t wait for the season to start.

  5. New Guy:
    Unless we can get Posey (and shouldn’t he be a vet’s minimum guy, too?)…

    Posey’s only a free agent because he was amnestied and cleared the bidding process, right? So he’d be getting paid whatever’s offered to him IN ADDITION to the >$6mil Indiana still has to pay him? I should hope the vet’s minimum would be enough!!

    Speaking of China… what’s up with Wilson Chandler? Any rumors about his level of interest in returning to NY if he can get out of China?

  6. I think he’d love to come back to NY but he’s a restricted FA so Denver can match (and they certainly would if we offered him $2.5 mil).

    I want to see Wilson Chandler back, though. And here is how I think it can happen:

    He signs with Denver for a 1-yr deal only, thus becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer.

    He accepts the full mid-level to play here next year (I think he will get higher offers, though).

  7. I am loving this move as a Knicks fan. Davis brings us depth in the backcourt, and not too mention on the cheap.

  8. B Diddy Run The City, Show No Pity! Good signing for the Knicks. Davis comes with risks, but it’s worth trying. With Davis, Chandler, Anthony, and STAT, Landry Fields is set up to be a “glue guy,” which seems to be the role he’s best suited for. When asked to put up big numbers, he’s not up to the task, but when asked to play solid D and make good decisions on offense, he could be an excellent 5th member of a talented rotation. The Knicks still need improvement, but they’re certainly moving in the right direction.

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