The Cleveland Cavaliers used their amnesty clause on Baron Davis to set the point guard free after a diagnosis of a bulging disk in his back.
So who would want an injured point guard with a reputation for starting the season out of shape and not having a great work ethic?
Here is the scoop from Moke Hamilton at Sheridanhoops.com.
At this point, the Knicks so desperately need help with playmaking, they’re hoping a player with a reputation for being out of shape and not putting forth the effort necessary to win can be their missing ingredient. It’s a low risk gamble, so I say why not? And yes, I say that despite the prognosis that he will be out for eight to 10 weeks as he battles a severely bulging disc in his lower back.
Mind you, there are a growing number of skeptics that believe that the severity of his injury is being fabricated in an attempt to scare off would-be bidders. Sources tell me Davis hopes to end up with the Knicks, and if he does, he could be available to go within two weeks.
Baron Davis is not the answer to the Knicks prayers. But, as Sheridan says, they really have nothing to lose. It’s a good gamble for them. But they need to keep looking.