Could Davis supplant Lin as starting PG?

February, 20, 2012
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There's no question that Jeremy Lin is the Knicks' starting point guard right now.

But Mike D'Antoni didn't dismiss the possibility that Baron Davis could eventually supplant Lin as the starter if Lin's play tails off.

D'Antoni was asked on Monday if he'd talked to Davis about his role as a backup to Lin.

"We haven't had that conversation, but we'll talk about it," the coach said. "I think he can see what's happening too and knows where he is. ... Right now Jeremy is the starter and then Baron is going to get ready and get [in] game shape and we'll see.

"Nothing's ever written in stone, but Jeremy's playing pretty well."

Davis made his debut for the Knicks on Monday night against the Nets.

The Knicks signed the veteran point guard in late December hoping that he'd be able to return from a herniated disk ailment in 8-10 weeks.

Prior to the emergence of Lin, Davis was slated to be the team's starter. But that was before Knicks won eight of nine with Lin playing significant minutes.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsT. Chandler 9.6
AssistsR. Felton 5.6
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2

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