Delaware 87ers Guard BARON DAVIS (34) rest during a timeout in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Iowa Energy Friday, Mar. 04, 2016. at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL.

Baron Davis Returns After 4-year, 87ers Fall To Energy 114-106


NEWARK, DE – March 05, 2016, – The Delaware 87ers were defeated 114-106 by the Iowa Energy at the Bob Carpenter Center Friday night.

“Integrating Baron Davis into our system has not been hard, that’s the nature of the beast in this league we have guys coming and going all year, you just have to figure out ways to integrate guys on a fly” said Coach Young.

13-year NBA veteran Baron Davis, who was acquired by the 87ers (17-22) on Wednesday, recorded eight points, four assists and three steals in 19 minutes of action off the bench, in his first game in 1,398 days. Russ Smith led Delaware with 31 points on 10-of-26 shooting from the field, in addition to five assists and four rebounds. Rick Jackson posted an 87ers season-high 20 rebounds, and Ty Greene added 20 points.

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Delaware 87ers Guard BARON DAVIS (34) celebrates after knocking down a three point shot in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Iowa Energy Friday, Mar. 04, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“I survived. It felt good. I definitely have to get myself into a rhythm. As we practice my court awareness and vision will become sharper”. Said Davis

How did you feel about that dunk? “I thought I was being chased by a pit bull, I thought it was LeBron James coming to block it, I didn’t want to lay it up; I figured why I’m up here I might as well dunk it”. Said Davis

The Energy (18-21) were led by Patrick Christopher who had 31 points on 11-of-23 shooting from the field in a team-high 42 minutes. Ramon Harris had the Iowa’s only double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Terry Whisnant chipped in 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting to go along with six rebounds and four assists.

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Iowa Energy Guard TERRY WHISNANT (6) drives to the basket for a easy lay-up in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Iowa Energy Friday, Mar. 04, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Davis came off the bench to play five minutes and 59 seconds, highlights by a breakaway dunk for his first bucket of his NBA D-League career, and the 87ers led 24-21 after one.

In the second quarter, Smith put up 13 points to give 87ers a 56-50 lead at the half.

Greene tallied eight points in the third quarter, which helped the 87ers to a 78-75 advantage heading into the final period.

Iowa put up 39 fourth quarter points, powered by 27 combined points from Whisnant and Christopher, which saw them complete the comeback.

The 87ers travel to Iowa for the last time of the season in their next game on Sunday, March 6th, at 4:00 p.m. ET.

 

About the Delaware 87ers

The Delaware 87ers of the National Basketball Association Development League (NBADL) were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBADL affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.

 

About the NBA Development League

The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 26 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.

Delaware 87ers Guard BARON DAVIS (34) receives the ball during warm ups prior to a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Iowa Energy Friday, Mar. 04, 2016. at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL.

Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis Ready For Tonight Game


NEWARK, DE – MARCH, 4, 2016, – Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis shoots from deep and nothing but net. Davis gets the ball and then drives to the basket for a easy lay-up during warm-ups this evening.  The 87ers acquired The NBA All-Star Baron Davis from the available D-League player pool on March 2nd. Delaware 87ers are without Guard’s Kilpatrick and McRae whom are both on NBA 10-Day contracts with Brooklyn and Cleveland, Davis could be a valuable tool to help mentor guard Russ Smith.

“Our organizational efforts continue to center on finding, developing, and providing opportunity to talented professionals,” Said Philadelphia 76ers Chief of Staff and Delaware 87ers General Manager, Brandon D. Williams. “Baron still has much to contribute to the game, and we are excited to play a role as he transitions through the next phase of his successful career.”

The 6-foot-3, 215 pound guard most recently played for the New York Knicks during the 2011-12 season, where he appeared in 29 games, averaging 6.1 points and 4.7 assists in 20.5 minutes per game.

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Delaware 87ers Guard BARON DAVIS (34) warm ups prior to a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Iowa Energy Friday, Mar. 04, 2016. at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

In the third quarter of a New York Knicks and Miami Heat game in 2012 the veteran point guard Baron Davis suffered a horrific knee injury. He was taken off on a stretcher, the MRI of Davis’ right knee showed a partial tear of the patella tendon and complete tears of the MCL and ACL.

Davis, a two-time NBA All-Star and former All-NBA selection, has 835 NBA games on his resume, with career averages of 16.1 points, 7.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 34.2 minutes per game.

A two-year starter at the University of California, Los Angeles, Davis was the No. 3 overall selection in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets.

Delaware 87ers sign G Baron Davis.
This should be fun. Davis in his prime was one of the best last decade, and the 36-year-old guard has a little left in the tank. It’s too bad Andrei Kirilenko won’t be in the D-League with him to recreate one of the best facials of all time. Mar 2 – 8:29 PM
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Delaware 87ers Guard BARON DAVIS (34) warm ups prior to a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Iowa Energy Friday, Mar. 04, 2016. at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson 

Baron Davis has reportedly signed with the Delaware 87ers of the D-League.
Davis is hopeful to make an NBA comeback through the D-League, but even if he does get a call up, it’s unlikely he’s anything more than a third-string point guard. His days of relevancy in fantasy hoops are long behind him. Mar 2 – 9:09 AM

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The Philadelphia 76ers signed Christian Wood from the NBA Development League’s Delaware 87ers on Friday, . Wood’s signing is the 26th GATORADE Call-Up of the D-League season. It’s also the fifth instance a member of the 87ers has earned a call-up this season

About the Delaware 87ers

The Delaware 87ers of the National Basketball Association Development League (NBADL) were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBADL affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.

 About the NBA Development League

The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 26 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.

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File Photo - Raptors 905 Forward GREG SMITH (33) attempts to grab the rebound in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Raptors 905 Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

AP Source: Timberwolves to call up Greg Smith for 10 days


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File Photo – Raptors 905 Forward GREG SMITH (33) shoots over Delaware 87ers Forward RICK JACKSON (23) in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Raptors 905 Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

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File Photo – Raptors 905 Forward GREG SMITH (99) dunks the ball as Delaware 87ers Center JORDAN RAILEY (32) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Raptors 905 Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Minnesota Timberwolves are planning to call up forward Greg Smith from the D-League for a 10-day contract. GREG SMITH (33)  has appeared in sixteen games while averaging 27.9 minutes and 12.4 points per game for the Raptors 905.

Source: AP Source: Timberwolves to call up Greg Smith for 10 days

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