It appears as if Boom-Dizzle will be taking his talents to the Big Apple to join forces with Stat and Melo. No, it’s not a comic book storyline, but rather the scenario unfolding in New York, as ESPN is reporting that former Cavaliers PG Baron Davis will be signing the enigmatic floor general to a 1 year deal for $2.5 million.
The oft injured, and sometimes maligned 2 time All Star, recently cleared waivers after the Cavaliers used the new “amnesty rule” to release Davis last week. Under the new rule, Cleveland must pay Davis the remainder of his $27 million contract, yet the salary does not count when it comes to the salary cap.
It’s hard to believe that a player that played in only 58 games, between the Clippers and Cavaliers last season, and hasn’t played a full season since the ‘07-’08 campaign wound up getting to choose whether to play for the Knicks or Lakers, but apparently it’s now become reality.
On the flip side, Davis has made two All Star appearances, averaged at least 18 ppg and 7 assists in 9 of his 12 NBA seasons, and still possesses a killer crossover. In addition he is still remembered for one of the most impressive dunks in NBA Playoff history when he embarrassed AK-47 in the ’07 postseason.
He’s also gotten a reputation for taking it to some of the games’ best players like when he punked Lebron James in a return to Cleveland, threw the hammer down on Kevin Garnett, and finished off this highlight reel jam over Marc Gasol.
Because of a back injury, the 32 year old Davis won’t be able to suit up for the Knicks for anywhere from 8-10 weeks but a starting line-up of Davis, Landry Fields, Carmelo Anthony, Ama’re Stoudemire, and Tyson Chandler should be as imposing as any in the Association.
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Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen has also provided content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, Cleveland.com, CSN Philly.com, Buckets Magazine, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.