Baron Davis is 33 years old and based on his injury history, it will be very hard for him to get back on the basketball court with a torn ACL and MCL. Still, that is not stopping Davis from doing whatever it takes to make sure he plays in the NBA once again. Even though he is no longer an All-Star guard, teams can benefit from having a veteran like him.
The Knicks understand that Davis will not be playing for them anytime soon, but they still want him to be around the team in the 2012-13 season. Baron Davis’ agent told ESPN New York that his client will be allowed to do physical therapy with the team’s training staff and remain with the franchise in “some capacity.”
“He’ll still be around the team and could kind of help some of the younger guys just through his experience,” Ramasar said. “The Knicks have been wonderful in terms of just extending support to Baron, whether it be through obviously his physical therapy or just having him involved with the organization going forward. He really loves that team and that organization has done an excellent job with Baron, and Baron feels like that’s home. He really, really enjoyed last season with the Knicks.”
Davis’ new gig with the Knicks will not require him to sit on the bench for games and it will not involve a job title. Davis will instead attend Knicks’ practices and take a more behind-the-scenes roles with the team.
He will be a great mentor for the Knicks team, a roster which already has a plethora of veteran leaders. Davis’ knee injury was horrific and this was a nice gesture by the Knicks to still keep Davis around the other players.