Baron Davis didn't play in the NBA last season, but it appears as though a comeback could be in the works. Davis, who last suited up for the Knicks in the lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign, posted a telling tweet on Monday afternoon:
In 29 regular-season games with New York, the former All-Star point guard averaged only 6.1 points and 4.7 assists while shooting just 37 percent from the floor. Though it was arguably Davis' worst season as a pro, a herniated disk that kept him sidelined for the early portions of the season played a large role in his struggles.
Davis did steadily improve down the stretch, though, and was playing his best basketball of the year in the first round of the playoffs against the Miami Heat before tearing both his ACL and MCL.
The injury killed his hopes of landing another contract for the 2012-13 season, but it clearly didn't stop Davis from plotting an NBA return—and cashing paychecks in the meantime. The Cleveland Cavaliers used their amnesty provision on the floor general back in December 2011, but had to pay him through 2013.
With that in mind, it could be that Davis is pursuing a new deal for monetary gain. However, considering his recent off-court endeavors in television and fashion, his comeback likely has more to do with the desire to chase an NBA championship.
If healthy, the 34-year-old veteran could still be a productive member of a team looking for a change-of-pace guard off the bench and some leadership in the locker room. Considering his past contributions, several teams should at least grant him a workout if he's serious about returning.
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