Playing Baron Davis Over Jeremy Lin Would Be D'Antoni's Last Mistake

This post originally appeared at Bleacher Report.

There may be some controversy brewing in New York City over the point guard position. After Sunday’s performance, there is some indication that things could be shaken up in crunch time, according to this excerpt from Newsday.

Jeremy Lin made some plays late in regulation that helped give the Knicks the lead Sunday. But he missed six of the seven shots he took in overtime and did little to prevent Rajon Rondo from doing whatever he wanted in the Knicks’ loss.

Mike D’Antoni said he’s sticking with Lin, but he didn’t rule out using Baron Davis at the end of games when Lin struggles like that. “Maybe,” he said. “We’ll see. I’m comfortable going with Jeremy. I think at the end of games, Jeremy finds a way to be positive, and he was.

“Jeremy’s going to finish games right now. He’s going to start games. And then we’ll see what happens as we go forward. But I’m comfortable with him.”

So why would Mike D’Antoni and the Knicks even give a qualified answer like this? Why would you do anything other than give a “Jeremy Lin is absolutely my guy” response?

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