Monday, January 23, 2012
Davis makes practice debut; no return set
By Jared Zwerling
GREENBURGH, N.Y -- New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis made his practice debut with the team Monday morning at their training facility.
It was the first time Davis participated in a 5-on-5 scrimmage since signing with the Knicks on Dec. 20. Previously, he had been mostly working one-on-one with the team's training staff on his shooting, improving his strength and regaining his stamina after suffering a herniated disc in his back.
Davis is viewed as a major solution for the team's offensive woes, as they're only averaging 94.3 points per game and Amare Stoudemire is struggling from the field, shooting 41.3 percent. But coach Mike D'Antoni said there is no timetable for Davis' return.
Davis, in fact, mulled retirement after last season, but he was excited about the opportunity to sign with the Knicks for a chance to compete for a championship.