Baron Davis Injury Update: Veteran Point Guard Still Unable To Play

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Baron Davis Injury Update: Knicks Point Guard Suffers 'Setback'

New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis has had a "setback" in his recovery from a herniated disc. The Knicks do not expect Davis to return until after the All-Star break. The NBA All-Star game is on Feb. 26, 2012.

D'Antoni said about Davis

"I think we had a little bit of a setback. It's safe to say. I don't know how bad." (via Sporting News)

Davis himself disclosed that the "setback" is an infection in his right elbow which triggered back problems.

"My elbow started really hurting in Miami," Davis said before the Knicks hosted the Utah Jazz. "I couldn't even lift my arm when I got out of bed but I practiced that day (Jan. 26). I couldn't really shoot the ball but I was still out there. When I came back to the hotel, I wasn't feeling good at all."

"I was just pushing and pushing and pushing and I think the elbow triggered something obviously that caused me to have some hiccups in my back," he said. "More than anything I think the rest helped. It's got me refreshed and rejuvenated. I had a good workout today." (via Zags Blog)

When the Knicks signed the free agent before the season, they had hoped he'd be in uniform by the end of January. Davis remains out indefinitely and has not played one game for the Knicks this season.

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Baron Davis Injury Update: Guard Likely Out For Another Week

It looks like it might be a while yet before point guard Baron Davis makes his long-awaited, much speculated about debut with the New York Knicks. The Knicks face the Detroit Pistons Tuesday night, and coach Mike D’Antoni said Davis won’t play against the Pistons, and may not play at all this week.

“I think next week’s looking more like it … The sooner the better, but I don’t know for sure,” D’Antoni said.

The veteran guard, signed as a free agent during training camp after being amnestied by the Cleveland Cavaliers, has yet to play this season due to a back injury. He practiced with the Knicks last week, but D’Antoni apparently told reporters that Davis is experiencing lingering soreness.

D’Antoni, whose job could be in jeopardy with the Knicks floundering, needs the point guard in his lineup as soon as possible. The Knicks (7-13) have lost nine of 10.

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Baron Davis Injury: Knicks' Guard Practices For First Time

The New York Knicks have lost six straight and are looking for anyway to find some offense, and Monday they might have received some help at the right time as veteran point guard Baron Davis returned to practice Monday at MSG Training Center.

"I know I can definitely help, I know I can definitely do things out there that can help," said Davis, who missed the season's first 16 games with a herniated disk. "We all need each other at this point as a team. We need to just figure out how to play off of each other and play with a style that suits everybody and works to everybody's strengths and talents."

According to MSG.com's Alan Hahn, Davis could be just what the Knicks need to solve their offensive woes.

"...The lack of an experienced point guard, along with the absence of reliable three-point shooting, has caused the offense to sputter and players such as Anthony, with a sprained wrist, to try to take on too much responsibility to handle the scoring," wrote Hahn Monday.

However, Hahn pointed out that Davis did struggled in practice and its still could be awhile until he's productive in head coach Mike D'Anonti's offense.

"Davis admitted to making 'a lot of mistakes' and being 'very, very rusty,' but also spoke excitedly about a system he's always wanted to play."

The Knicks try and snap their current six-game skid Tuesday night, as they host the Charlotte Bobcats (7:30 p.m. on MSG).

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