it has become Baron or Bust.
How scary is that? In a telling moment before yesterday’s 102-93 MLK Day matinee defeat to Orlando, Mike D’Antoni was asked five straight questions on the exact timetable of Baron Davis’ first practice and scrimmage.
Will it be the end of the week? Early next week? How many practices will he need?
Baron Davis’ return – possibly on the Knicks’ four-game road trip that starts next week - is no longer gravy. It is a must.
That D’Antoni is pinning the Knicks’ success all on a stopgap PG with a bad back is testament to their ailing state and doesn’t bode well for 2012-13 or 2013-14.