Despite previous reports that a Baron Davis return to the Knicks lineup was eminent, the club no longer plans to have Davis before the All-Star Break, according to Newsday.
The 32-year-old point guard suffered a “set back” in his return from a herniated disc, according to Newsday. He has yet to play a single game for New York in the 2011-12 season, and will remain out indefinitely.
The Knicks acquired Davis this offseason after he had been released by the Cleveland Cavaliers under the NBA’s new amnesty clause. The hope was that Davis, a former All-Star point guard, could help run head coach Mike D’Anotni’s pick and roll offense. Without a traditional point guard through the team’s first 25 games, the Knicks have stumbled to a 10-15 start. Last season in 58 games between the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland, Davis averaged 13.1 points and 6.7 assists per contest.