Evans Clinchy
Monday January 16th, 2012

New Yorkers are still waiting on the Knicks debut of veteran point guard Baron Davis -- but it now appears they won't have to wait much longer. Coach Mike D'Antoni thinks Davis may return to the practice court as early as next week, according to ESPN New York.

"I don't know how he feels exactly," D'Antoni said. "But the best-case scenario is next week, he starts getting into contact."

Davis signed a one-year contract with the Knicks on Dec. 19. At the time of the signing, Davis announced he would be out for 10 weeks with a herniated disk in his back. The Knicks also signed veteran Mike Bibby as insurance against the injured Davis. Davis has been in the NBA for 12 seasons split among Charlotte, New Orleans, Golden State, the L.A. Clippers and Cleveland. He was waived by the Cavaliers under the amnesty clause on Dec. 14, with $30 million still remaining on his deal.

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