The status of Baron Davis' back is unclear at this point.
So Mike D'Antoni was asked on Wednesday if there is a Plan B in place if Davis can't make it all the way back from an injury that's sidelined him since the beginning of the season.
"My hair will go up and I'll start screaming, that's plan B," the coach said with a laugh. "Obviously, go the way we're going. That's plan B as far as we can tell right now."
The way the Knicks are going isn't working very well right now. With Toney Douglas, Iman Shumpert and Mike Bibby (and recently, Jeremy Lin) all getting minutes at the point, the Knicks have struggled to find continuity on offense. They entered play Wednesday ranked 24th in offensive efficiency.
So D'Antoni was asked about the Knicks looking into acquiring Ramon Sessions if things don't work out with Davis. He didn't dismiss the possibility.
New York doesn't appear to have enough tradable assets to entice Cleveland to send Sessions here (they were lost in the Carmelo Anthony deal), But D'Antoni said that, while nothing's imminent, interim GM Glen Grunwald is doing his 'due diligence.'
"I'm sure [Grunwald's] sitting there going, 'Well, what can we do if Plan A doesn't work? Plan B, Plan C -- he's looking at every possibility," the coach said.
"Whether there's possibilities now or not, I have heard any. I don't think so. But I'm sure that it will be thoroughly discussed and looked at and whatever will make our team better, we'll do it."
Yahoo Sports reported recently that the Cavs have discussed dealing him to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Cavs have rookie Kyrie Irving at the point, so Sessions may be deemed expendable.
Sessions can opt out of the final year of his contract next season, which has a $4.6 million option. Or he could become a free agent.
According to a Yahoo! report, the Lakers are in interested in Sesssions to help their depleted backcourt. They could offer Cleveland a first-round selection and a top-20 protected pick from Dallas. They also have an $8.9 million trade exception.
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