Monday, December 19, 2011

Knicks Officially Sign Baron Davis

Today, at the MSG facilities, the Knicks made the signing of Baron Davis official. Also, according to Howard Beck of the NY Times, he has signed for the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million, which means the Knicks still have the stretch/room exception of $2.5M to sign another free agent.

He is currently meeting with the media and saying some things. Here are some more tweets of his press conference.

From Howard Beck:
Baron cited allure of the Garden, Amare and Carmelo in choosing Knicks over hometown Lakers or the Miami Heat.
 As for his back, Baron said he could be out 8-10 weeks, but said it will depend on treatment, etc.
And a bit from Alan Hahn:
Baron Davis says all the right things -- "dream" to play in New York, at MSG -- but says back injury will be evaluated by team doctors
I'm very excited to see what Baron can do when he is healthy. At the least, during his recovery time, he can study the playbooks and familiarize himself with the team, which will hopefully speed up the adjustment process when he gets on the court.

Also, we'll have to see who the Knicks now target with the stretch/room exception. Names I've heard most frequently are James Posey and Bostjan Nachbar, who would both fill a 3/4 need off the bench.

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