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    @ESPNSteinLine Mark Stein Just going up on ESPN com: Sources say Baron Davis has committed to sign with Knicks. Link on the way

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    Originally Posted by RunningJumper
    Yessssss!!!!!


    Beat me to it.

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    Nice. We could definitely use him. I was afraid that STAT's comments from the other day might interfere with him signing here but I guess not. If he comes in humble and ready to play he can have a huge impact. A forgotten part of this guy's game is his passing. The first thing most of us think about is this guy's one-on-one play and his scoring ability but he's always been a very good playmaker/assist man. One of the league's best in fact. The offense will run a lot smoother with this guy at the controls over Toney Douglas. It just doesn't come naturally to Toney. He's a very mechanical PG that thinks way too much and misses so much going on out there. He just doesn't see things as they develop...I feel bad because I like Toney and I know he's trying. He's just not a natural PG. Never has been, probably never will be.

    Say this is true and we grab Baron and he comes back in a couple of weeks healthy from the back issues -- what happens then? Who's PT gets cut? TD's, because he has constant trouble running the team at the point (and he's an undersized 2)? Bibby's because he's new to the team and has slowed down a lot? Shump's because he's a rookie? Walker's because he's hurt and he's never been that effective anyway? I wonder if this sets up another trade eventually -- maybe something built around TD for a real legit backup 2 or a backup big? I mean you don't bring in Baron Davis not to play him as long as he's healthy. If he can go, he's gonna play. Big upgrade at the point -- he may have been an upgrade over Billups if Chauncey were still here... He won't even have to put 20-25 shots up like he's done in the past -- just concentrate on running the team, knock down open/high % looks and play a little defense...We'll figure it out. This guy came into Cleveland and fit in like a glove next to all their young players late last year..He's adaptable...I like the options we're gonna have now..No brainer. Nice job!
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    Originally Posted by finestrg
    Nice. We could definitely use him. I was afraid that STAT's comments from the other day might interfere with him signing here but I guess not. If he comes in humble and ready to play he can have a huge impact. A forgotten part of this guy's game is his passing. The first thing most of us think about is this guy's one-on-one play and his scoring ability but he's always been a very good playmaker/assist man. One of the league's best in fact. The offense will run a lot smoother with this guy at the controls over Toney Douglas. It just doesn't come naturally to Toney. He's a very mechanical PG that thinks way too much and misses so much going on out there. He just doesn't see things as they develop...I feel bad because I like Toney and I know he's trying. He's just not a natural PG. Never has been, probably never will be.

    Say this is true and we grab Baron and he comes back in a couple of weeks healthy from the back issues -- what happens then? Who's PT gets cut? TD's, because he has constant trouble running the team at the point (and he's an undersized 2)? Bibby's because he's new to the team and has slowed down a lot? Shump's because he's a rookie? Walker's because he's hurt and he's never been that effective anyway? I wonder if this sets up another trade eventually -- maybe something built around TD for a real legit backup 2 or a backup big? I mean you don't bring in Baron Davis not to play him as long as he's healthy. If he can go, he's gonna play. Big upgrade at the point -- he may have been an upgrade over Billups if Chauncey were still here... He won't even have to put 20-25 shots up like he's done in the past -- just concentrate on running the team, knock down open/high % looks and play a little defense...We'll figure it out. This guy came into Cleveland and fit in like a glove next to all their young players late last year..He's adaptable...I like the options we're gonna have now..No brainer. Nice job!
    Take Shumpert out of that question..he is not a PG plus he is going no where as he is a potential super star. Bibby is going no where as he's under contract and has the experience for big moments. And TD is still a work in progress...Baron got 2.5 million as it was the max offer after waivers..we pay Chauncey and Cleveland pay BARON..I love it.

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    Originally Posted by DrB
    Take Shumpert out of that question..he is not a PG plus he is going no where as he is a potential super star. Bibby is going no where as he's under contract and has the experience for big moments. And TD is still a work in progress...Baron got 2.5 million as it was the max offer after waivers..we pay Chauncey and Cleveland pay BARON..I love it.
    I think you're right on Shump, although with this coach, you never know. Plays some rookies, doesn't play others (Jordan Hill). I agree with you though Doc -- Shump's gotta play, even if it's off the ball at the 2. Even Mike's gotta see that. Kid's talent level AND athletic ability is sky-high..Maybe Davis cuts into Fields' PT. I hope not. I think Davis could jumpstart Fields here. We'll have to see. Gun to my head, I think it might pave the way for us to deal TD+ for another useful piece.

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    Great news, 4 stars starting for us.

    Baron still has it on offense, he torched us at the Garden last season when he was with Cleveland, do you remember?

    His defense is a huge question mark though.

    Still, we're looking good.

    Conference Finals here we come!

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    Originally Posted by KBlack25
    @ESPNSteinLine Mark Stein Just going up on ESPN com: Sources say Baron Davis has committed to sign with Knicks. Link on the way
    good signing, let's hope we can see who can be the best backup PG.

    Once Davis is healthy I see Bibby and Shumpert playing PG.

    I think TD is done at PG once Davis is healthy.

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    Could be great (he misght take us very far), as it could be a non factor.
    If he and/or Bibby can really play at a good level (starter worthy) we suddenly have good enough depth at the guard spots.
    I hope this deal was for the Vet. Min. and save the 2.5 millions for someone like... Posey?

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    Hope its a one year contract.

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    Originally Posted by Seba
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    Could be great (he misght take us very far), as it could be a non factor.
    If he and/or Bibby can really play at a good level (starter worthy) we suddenly have good enough depth at the guard spots.
    I hope this deal was for the Vet. Min. and save the 2.5 millions for someone like... Posey?
    I read that veteran minimum is 221,000. Is that correct?

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    Originally Posted by DrB
    I read that veteran minimum is 221,000. Is that correct?
    Lol, minimum salary for a vet playing around for 10+ years is $1,352,181.

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    [quote=Dzwonsson;190618]Lol, minimum salary for a vet playing around for 10+ years is $1,352,181. [/quoteThank you as I saw JJ and Bibby signed for the minimum Veterans Salary and it was what you said...lol. TY Any link to the Baron Davis signing?

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    Originally Posted by Dzwonsson
    Lol, minimum salary for a vet playing around for 10+ years is $1,352,181.

    What i dont understand is.. if cleveland is paying him salary difference... why are we giving him 2.5 whe we could of just gave him the vet min????

    mind boggling....or am i missing something... could we save that for another free agent not amestied

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    Will he experience a miraculous recovery? I wouldn't be surprised.

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