Baron Davis intends on playing in NBA this season

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Baron Davis plans on playing in the NBA next season. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

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New York Knicks free agent guard Baron Davis plans on returning to the NBA this season despite tearing both his ACL and MCL in May, according to Eric Pincus of

According to Pincus, a source close to Davis said he intends on playing in the NBA for the 2012-13 season. His recovery time was initially expected to be one year, so Davis would certainly be ahead of schedule if he fully participates  in team practice, much less return for a game, any sooner than next year's playoffs.

In 29 appearances last season for the New York Knicks, Davis averaged 6.1 points and 4.7 assists in 20 minutes per game. When healthy, he can show flashes of brilliance, but his career has been more a story of injuries than consistency.