Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Baron Davis out; Mike Bibby in vs. Nets

Last night against the Boston Celtics, Baron Davis didn't play much due to an upset stomach. Evidently his condition has worsened as he'll be out of the game and Mike Bibby will start in his place, according to Howard Beck:
Baron Davis out tonight (stomach virus). Bibby starts.
Sooo... okay. I guess. Bibby actually was actually pretty productive against Boston last night. If they can get him in rhythm and get some quality minutes out of him, it would really help the Knicks point guard situation. However, we've seen Bibby play decently in games before, and then poop the crib during his next opportunity, so we shouldn't get too excited. Actually, in general, no one should be excited; it's just Mike Bibby.

One has to assume that this means Toney Douglas will be given his fair share of minutes off the bench. With Deron Williams out tonight, even this lowly point guard rotation of the Knicks shouldn't have too, too much trouble. As was said above, perhaps some rhythm and confidence will do well for Toney.

We can also expect some more lineups where Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith handle the ball and playmaking responsibilities.

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