Knicks Get Baron Davis

Baron Davis is out of Cleveland and on to the Big Apple.

Nash Herringtonby Nash Herrington

With a frontcourt duo of Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, the Knicks hope the addition of a seasoned guard like Baron Davis could be the difference. The Knicks also recently acquired defensive specialist Tyson Chandler to balance out both sides of the ball.

Currently, the Knick’s backcourt consisted of Tony Douglas and Mike Bibby. The question is whether Davis will fit into the Knick’s system and be a benefit to this increasingly intricate offense.

Davis has never been known for his ability to distribute the ball and has been more a prolific scorer and bit of a ball-hog in his prime. Now that he is 32 years-old and in the later part of his NBA career, the question remains if he knows how to do more than score, but also win.

Davis was waived Wednesday by Cleveland who will still have to pay $27 million of his $30 million contract. It was thought by many he would end-up with the Lakers, but alas Davis lands in NYC to the tune of $2.5 million on a one-year deal. The only thing that remains to be seen is whether this streaky guard can push the Knicks deep into the playoff.