Knicks Sign Free Agent Guard Baron Davis
New York, NY (December 19, 2011) - New York Knickerbockers Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations and Interim General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Baron Davis. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Davis, 6-3, 212-pounds, holds career averages of 16.5 points, 7.3 assists, 1.86 steals and 34.7 minutes in 806 games (677 starts) over 12 NBA seasons with the Hornets, Golden State, L.A. Clippers and Cleveland. The two-time NBA All-Star averaged 13.1 points, 6.7 assists and 1.34 steals over 28.4 minutes in 58 games (44 starts) with Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland last season.
The Los Angeles, CA-native was originally selected by Charlotte Hornets in the first round (third overall) of 1999 NBA Draft. He appeared in 46 postseason games (42 starts) to average 19.8 points, 6.5 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 2.50 steals over 38.1 minutes.
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