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Baron Davis | Guard

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/13/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: UCLA
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Baron Davis says he's working out in an attempt to return to the NBA this season.
"My whole thing is to get in the best shape of my life and by September or October be ready to showcase my talent and try out for whoever I need to try out for," Davis said. "I think the most important thing is being in shape." The former All-Star spent last season out of the game after blowing out his knee in the 2012 playoffs and we're very skeptical he'll find a lasting spot on a roster this fall. Thu, Jul 18, 2013 02:46:00 PM

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Baron Davis is working out and may be attempting an NBA comeback, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News.

Deveney's source acknowledges that a B-Diddy comeback is a "longshot," which is kind. He is 34 years old coming off major surgery to repair a torn ACL, MCL and patella tendon, and he struggled with back pain and conditioning issues prior to blowing out his knee. We'll have plenty of advance warning if an NBA team considers signing him.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 06:12:00 PM

Baron Davis (knee surgery) will work for the Knicks in an "advisory capacity" next season, as well as helping the team with charity work, in-game entertainment, and possibly scouting.

Baron will miss the entire 2012-13 season while he rehabs from a torn right ACL, MCL and patella tendon, but he still plans to mount a comeback in the NBA. In spite of his multi-faceted involvement with the Knicks this year, he's not expected to be given an official title.
Sun, Sep 23, 2012 02:17:00 PM

Unrestricted free agent Baron Davis (knee surgery) will remain with the Knicks in "some capacity," his agent told ESPN New York.

New York "won't re-sign Davis as a player" since he's expected to miss most, if not all of the 2012-13 season, but "management has approached him about staying on board." Davis is said to be "very excited about the opportunity," which is believed to be a mentor role behind the scenes. Although Davis still wants to make a comeback and is currently walking without a knee brace or crutches, he's still got a long way to go.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 09:28:00 AM

Baron Davis (torn ACL and MCL) reportedly "intends to return to the league this season," but his lengthy rehab may force him to wait until 2013-14.

"I’m feeling good, getting there," Baron said on Sunday. "A lot of rehab. A lot of rehab." He apparently looked "trim and healthy" while hosting a charity event last weekend, but a healthy dose of skepticism is required when it comes to Baron's health and conditioning -- it would be stunning to see him on a basketball court before next summer.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 02:54:00 PM

Unrestricted free agent Baron Davis (knee surgery) said that he has no plans to retire.

"I don't know how long (for the brace and crutch), but once I am done, it's on to rehab," he said. "I am coming back." Davis said that he would welcome the opportunity to return to the Knicks when he's healthy enough to play, but that's still very far away at this point. After undergoing reconstructive surgery in May, Davis is expected to miss at least 12 months.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 08:24:00 AM

Free agent Baron Davis underwent right knee surgery Thursday.

Davis, 33, is now facing 12 months of rehab after tearing his ACL, MCL and patella tendon. He's also dealt with back woes, weight problems and declining effectiveness over the last few seasons. Davis' NBA career is in jeopardy.
Thu, May 10, 2012 03:04:00 PM

In addition to the partial tear of Baron Davis' patella tendon, an MRI revealed a complete tear of the ACL and MCL in his right knee.

It's one of the most devastating injuries an athlete can have. Davis will have surgery this week and a recovery timetable has been set at 12 months. Considering he's already 33 with sapped athleticism, Davis' career is in major doubt. The Knicks will lean on Mike Bibby in Game 5 against the Heat and will need to match all offers for impending restricted free agent Jeremy Lin this summer.
Mon, May 7, 2012 05:27:00 PM

Baron Davis has been diagnosed with a dislocated right patella (kneecap) and will undergo further testing for structural damage.

It's hard to imagine Baron not needing major surgery, which would put his future in the NBA in doubt given his age and injury history. For now, the team will rely on Mike Bibby and Toney Douglas, with Jeremy Lin potentially available if New York forces Game 5.
Sun, May 6, 2012 05:58:00 PM

Baron Davis left Game 4 on Sunday with a potentially devastating knee injury.

Davis left on a stretcher and replays of the injury are hard to watch -- it would be very surprising if he didn't do major damage to the knee. For now, the team will rely on Mike Bibby and Toney Douglas, with Jeremy Lin potentially available if New York forces Game 5.
Sun, May 6, 2012 05:42:00 PM

Baron Davis is hoping to avoid offseason back surgery.

After his back stiffened up in Game 1, Davis said "this is definitely a problem." Boom Dizzle has struggled with back issues all season long, and the fact that his back continues to be problematic is not a good sign for his long-term health. He needed 10 months to recover from a herniated disc suffered last season, and surgery would likely sideline him indefinitely.
Source: Newsday
Fri, May 4, 2012 08:47:00 AM

Baron Davis left for most of the first half in Monday's game due to back issues, but returned to start the second half and finished with 12 points, six assists, and two 3-pointers.

Davis is literally a sneeze away from being on the sidelines, and Mike Woodson is milking whatever he can get out of him. Mike Bibby played 21 minutes and the Heat didn't even bother to expose him on defense, but if the series were to become competitive that would be the first, second, and third things we would do if we had our way. Toney Douglas is cemented to the bench.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 10:21:00 PM

Baron Davis left Monday's Game 2 early with a back issue and returned to start the second half.

Davis' back injury has been a major issue for him all year long, and it's likely to be a major factor for him for however long the Knicks are alive in the playoffs. Mike Bibby has come on to play the point, and it's unclear if the Knicks will just go without a point for stretches. Toney Douglas is not trusted by Mike Woodson.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 07:37:00 PM

Baron Davis (back) will start Monday's Game 2 against the Heat, as expected.

Davis' back tightened up during Game 1, but it's not a major issue. The bigger concern for the Knicks is that Davis will have to play more more minutes thanks to Iman Shumpert's season-ending knee injury. Davis managed 10 points and two assists in Game 1.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 10:54:00 AM

Baron Davis, who left Game 1 due to a stiff back, expects to be fine for Game 2 on Monday.

"Going into halftime, it was just a lot of banging, a collision I think kind of put my back in shock," said Baron. "But I should be all right." He threw himself into Dwyane Wade on an ill-advised steal attempt at one point (which may be the collision in question), and the reality is that he's always one play away from being sidelined.
Source: NY Post
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 10:15:00 AM

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