Baron Davis and the New York Knicks seem like a pretty solid fit especially now that the Knicks missed on Chris Paul (point guard) via a trade and failed to pick up Jordan Crawford (shooting guard) in free agency.
New York needs a point guard, unless you count Mike Bibby as a formidable fit which the Knicks clearly don’t with their interest in Davis.
When inspired, and that isn’t a given with Davis, he is one of the best guards in the NBA. When he was with Golden State he averaged 18-22 points, eight assists and four rebounds per game.
His production went down while he was with the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers. He needs to be surrounded by quality players and New York gives him one of the best opportunities to succeed.
Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire give the Knicks their star power, Tyson Chandler gives them productive inside defense and rebounding and Davis could give them a productive boost from the point guard position once he returns from injury.
Defensively will be the issue for the Knicks. Mike D’Antoni isn’t exactly a defensive coach, but if they want to compete for championships he better show he can coach some type of defense.