He ain't recovering, the guy's a failure as an NBA player and he will continue to be. Maybe after the first violation some sympathy can be had, but please after repeated offenses you have to be tough with peopl like this. If you coddle to their weaknmess they succeed in bringing everyone around them down with 'em. The sooner you realize the guy is alost cause the sooner you'll be able to move onto better things.
I'd say the same thing if he were on the Lakers, knicks or the freakin' LB Jam. He has done this to himself and he has gotten a break already once or twice from the league, the celtics and the sonics, yet he continues to be a burden to himself and his team.
Vin Baker will fade away soon enough. At the very least you guys didn't have to apy that much for him and whe nall is said and done he'll be a tiny blip on the Knicks history.
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill