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.
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.
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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.