Baron Davis hasn't played since a devastating knee injury in the 2012 playoffs, but he told MSG's Alan Hahn tonight that he hopes he's ready to play with an NBA team by the time training camps begin in October (Twitter link). Davis has been with the Knicks in an advisory role since September, and has been observing free agent workouts this week with other members of the team's staff.
Davis spent 2011/12 with the Knicks, and while he held out hope that he'd be healthy enough to play this past season, agent Todd Ramasar said last August that his client would like to stay with the Knicks "in some capacity." The 13-year veteran indicated last summer that he'd like to play again with the Knicks, so they appear to be the leading candidate for him. The Knicks could be in the market for a third-string point guard following the retirement of Jason Kidd, so perhaps there's a fit there.
The 34-year-old is a two-time All-Star whose declining production landed him on amnesty waivers from the Cavs in 2011. The Knicks picked him up after that, and he averaged 6.1 points per game with a 4.7-to-2.6 assists-to-turnover ratio in 20.5 minutes per contest for New York.