Report: Knicks Considering Playing Jeremy Lin Together With Baron Davis
Amid all the rumblings about the future of the New York Knicks' point guard position -- will Jeremy Lin keep his job, or will Baron Davis usurp it? -- we're now beginning to see a third possibility. The Knicks are experimenting with playing Lin and Davis on the floor together, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
“You have more playmaking — we’ll see if that’s good or not," Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said. “They can play together because Baron can guard bigger guards. But somebody’s not playing. You have to be really good together."
Landry Fields has started 35 games at shooting guard for the Knicks this season, but if Davis continues his recovery from a herniated disk and plays at a high level, D'Antoni might be able to use Fields off the bench while starting Lin and Davis.
"It would be fun," Davis said. "I’d love to play minutes out there with Jeremy. We’re both comfortable with each other on the floor. He’s a great player who makes plays, and I make plays. So It makes it easier for both of us as two playmakers."
Lin has been dominant as the Knicks' starter over the last month, leading the team to wins in 10 of its last 13 games. He's now averaging 14.6 points, 6.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game despite starting the season as a bench-warmer. Davis has come off the bench in four games so far. He has a total of eight points, 18 assists and three boards.