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Berman blogged the following:
Mike D’Antoni’s experimenting continued at today’s scrimmage that was highlighted by point guards Jeremy Lin and Baron Davis in the backcourt together. The Knicks are amid a quasi-training camp as they staged their fourth practice this week – Monday’s being “voluntary.’’
D’Antoni said it was something he wanted to look at in practice and could see using in a game. Davis, who's coming off a terrific performance vs. Cleveland off the bench, said they played a couple of minutes together vs. Atlanta. The Knicks have one more practice tomorrow before facing the Celtics in Boston Sunday.
Perhaps D’Antoni wants to see an alternative look to get Lin on the court with the burgeoning second unit or Davis on the court with the first unit. Landry Fields, the starting SG, is coming off a poor game Wednesday vs. Cleveland.
“It would be fun, I’d love to play minutes out there with Jeremy,’’ said Davis, who could threaten Lin’s starting job when he starts gaining more minutes in April. “We’re both comfortable with each other on the floor. He’s a great player who makes plays and I make plays. It just makes it easier for both of us, two playmakers. You put Melo in there and Landry and you got two guys who can make plays off the dribble.’’
Lin said it was a good change. “Playing off the ball a little bit, sort of what I played in college,’’ Lin said. “I’m comfortable doing it and don’t have all the ballhandling responsibilities.
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This is a thought I had in my mind the past couple of games. Not as a starting unit, but quite curious to see how these two playmakers together could be a nightmare for opposing guards to defend. Especially when BDiddy is at 100% and playing the 2. Can't wait to see it in action.
On the other hand, Berman is such an *******.. he's the only frikin beat reporter trolling with the idea that Davis could replace Lin in the starting unit. That just aint happening. Worst beat reporter ever!!!