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Lin Shut Down for Heat Series

New York Knicks/NBA(MIAMI) -- New York Knicks guard and NBA sensation Jeremy Lin had hoped he'd be able to play in his first playoff series, but his surgically repaired left knee was deemed at 80-85 percent and will most likely shut him down the rest of this series.

"When I worked out, I was probably going 80-85 percent and I just figured in a week I might be 100 percent," Lin said after Knicks shootaround on Wednesday. "... I think to get from 85 percent to 100 percent takes more time than I would have thought."

On Tuesday, Knicks interim head coach Mike Woodson reaffirmed that Lin would be sidelined this entire series.

"I don't think so. ... He wants to play, but again, if he's not ready there's not a whole lot can be done," Woodson said. "He's just not physically ready to play. I'm sure he'll step up to the plate and say, 'Hey, I'm ready when the time comes.' But right now, he's out."

The Knicks enter game 5 tonight without guard Baron Davis who dislocated his right knee during game 4.

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Baron Davis to Miss Close to a Year

New York Knicks/NBA(NEW YORK) -- It's happened again: Baron Davis is hurt. The New York Knicks guard has a partial tear of the patella tendon in his right knee and complete tears of the right anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, according to the team.

The injury is expected to keep Davis out for close to 12 months.

He was injured during Game 4 of the Knicks playoff series with the Miami Heat. Davis was dribbling down court when his knee buckled and he fell down.

Davis started the season missing close to two months while recovering from herniated disk injury.

In the playoffs, Davis has averaged 7.8 points and 3.3 assists per-game.

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Point Guard Baron Davis Joining the Knicks: ESPN

National Basketball Association(NEW YORK) -- In an attempt to improve their back court, the New York Knicks are hoping a former all-star can find the fountain of youth. According to's Ian Begley, the team will sign former Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Baron Davis. is also is also reporting that Davis and the Knicks have agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million.

Davis, who was recently let go by the Cavaliers via the amnesty clause, may not be able to play for the Knicks for the foreseeable future. Part of the reason he was let go by the Cavaliers was because of Davis' bad back, which could sideline him for up to 10 weeks.

The 32-year old Davis would replace former starting point guard Chauncey Billups, who was also let go by his team via the amnesty clause. The Knicks used the money they saved on Billups' contract to sign center Tyson Chandler. Davis would presumably be the team's starting point guard when he is healthy and able to play. The Knicks current point guard roster consists of the young and inexperienced Toney Douglas and aging veteran Mike Bibby.

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Cavaliers Amnesty Baron Davis

National Basketball Association(NEW YORK) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are officially Kyrie Irving's team now. The team has exercised the amnesty clause on point guard Baron Davis, ending his brief stint with the team. Cleveland will still have to pay Davis the remaining $30 million of his contract, but none of it will count towards the team's salary cap and the Cavs also get tax relief.

Davis came over the Los Angeles Clippers via trade, and he played in only 15 games. The team selected Duke point guard Kyrie Irving with the number one overall pick in this past year's draft, and he will all but likely be the starting point guard when the season begins.

"We would like to thank Baron for his contributions to the team during his time in Cleveland," Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant said in a statement. "He has been an absolute professional since the day he joined the Cavs and we now wish him the best in the future."  

As long as the 32-year old Davis clears waivers over the next 48 hours, he will be free to sign with any team.

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