Dale Davis (basketball)

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Dale Davis
No. 32, 34
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1969-03-25) March 25, 1969 (age 45)
Toccoa, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school Stephens County
(Toccoa, Georgia)
College Clemson (1987–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro playing career 1991–2007
Career history
19912000 Indiana Pacers
20002004 Portland Trail Blazers
2004–2005 Golden State Warriors
2005 Indiana Pacers
20052007 Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 8,706 (8.0 ppg)
Rebounds 8,605 (7.9 rpg)
Blocks 1,270 (1.2 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Elliott Lydell "Dale" Davis (born March 25, 1969) is a former American professional basketball player who played center and power forward. During his playing days, he was listed at 6'11" and 252 pounds.

Davis was drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the 13th pick of the 1991 NBA Draft, and spent the first nine years of his career with them. He quickly established himself as the team's starting power forward, and was the workhorse of the Pacers' outstanding teams in the mid-1990s. He routinely averaged double-digits in points and near double-digits in rebounds throughout his Pacers career, and left the franchise as the team's all-time rebounds leader in their NBA era. (The Pacers were an original member of the American Basketball Association for several years before joining the NBA.)

Following the 1999-2000 season, in which Davis was named to the All-Star team and the Pacers made it to the NBA Finals, the organization decided it was time to rebuild with a younger nucleus of players. They dealt Davis to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Jermaine O'Neal and Joe Kleine, and O'Neal soon went on to become the Pacers' franchise player.

Davis spent four years with the Blazers, putting up much the same numbers as he did with the Pacers—roughly 8 points and 8 rebounds per game. He played 313 games for the Blazers, starting 235 times.

On July 20, 2004, the Blazers traded Davis and Dan Dickau to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Nick Van Exel.

Then on February 24, 2005, Davis was traded again, along with guard Speedy Claxton, to the New Orleans Hornets for guard Baron Davis. Davis was released soon afterward, and signed with his first team, the Pacers, on March 4, 2005. He immediately started in place of the injured Jermaine O'Neal, earning one point, seven rebounds and two blocked shots in a Pacers' road victory against the Blazers.

In all, Davis started all 25 games he played for the Pacers in the 2004-05 regular season, contributing 6.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.32 blocks per game.

In June 2006, he became a co-owner in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series when he bought interest in R&J Racing.[1]

On August 26, 2005, Davis signed as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons. He played with the Pistons for 2 years, retiring from basketball after the 2006-2007 NBA season.

In August 2006, Davis was shocked with a stun gun as Miami Beach police arrested him for assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.[2] In December 2006, Davis was acquitted of all charges.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1991–92 Indiana 64 23 20.3 .552 .000 .572 6.4 .5 .4 1.2 6.2
1992–93 Indiana 82 82 27.6 .568 .000 .529 8.8 .8 .8 1.8 8.9
1993–94 Indiana 66 64 34.7 .529 .000 .527 10.9 1.5 .7 1.6 11.7
1994–95 Indiana 74 70 31.7 .563 .000 .533 9.4 .8 1.0 1.6 10.6
1995–96 Indiana 78 77 33.6 .558 .000 .467 9.1 1.0 .7 1.4 10.3
1996–97 Indiana 80 76 32.4 .538 .000 .428 9.7 .7 .8 1.0 10.4
1997–98 Indiana 78 78 27.9 .548 .000 .465 7.8 .9 .7 1.1 8.0
1998–99 Indiana 50 50 27.5 .533 .000 .618 8.3 .4 .4 1.1 8.0
1999–00 Indiana 74 72 28.7 .502 .000 .685 9.9 .9 .7 1.3 10.0
2000–01 Portland 81 43 26.7 .479 .000 .632 7.5 1.3 .5 .9 7.2
2001–02 Portland 78 77 31.4 .510 .000 .708 8.8 1.2 .8 1.1 9.5
2002–03 Portland 78 78 29.3 .541 .000 .633 7.2 1.2 .7 .9 7.4
2003–04 Portland 76 37 22.1 .473 .000 .613 5.2 .9 .6 .8 4.4
2004–05 Golden State 36 3 16.0 .413 .000 .579 4.3 .6 .4 .9 3.1
2004–05 Indiana 25 25 29.2 .536 .000 .623 8.9 1.0 .8 1.3 6.9
2005–06 Detroit 28 2 6.4 .375 .000 .533 1.9 .2 .0 .3 .9
2006–07 Detroit 46 6 10.1 .446 .000 .654 3.0 .3 .2 .7 1.8
Career 1094 863 27.1 .530 .000 .562 7.9 .9 .6 1.2 8.0
All-Star 1 0 14.0 .667 .000 .000 8.0 1.0 .0 .0 4.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1991–92 Indiana 3 0 23.0 .400 .000 .000 6.3 .7 .0 1.7 2.7
1992–93 Indiana 4 4 29.3 .667 .000 .250 8.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.3
1993–94 Indiana 16 16 36.1 .528 .000 .306 9.9 .7 1.1 1.0 7.7
1994–95 Indiana 17 17 28.8 .533 .000 .489 8.0 .4 .4 .8 7.9
1995–96 Indiana 5 5 36.8 .516 .000 .364 11.2 .8 .6 1.2 7.2
1997–98 Indiana 16 16 29.1 .651 .000 .453 7.5 .8 .3 1.1 8.8
1998–99 Indiana 13 13 30.3 .584 .000 .560 10.2 .8 .8 1.4 9.1
1999–00 Indiana 23 23 31.0 .523 .000 .542 11.4 .7 .5 1.3 8.3
2000–01 Portland 2 0 10.0 .000 .000 .500 2.0 .0 .5 .0 .5
2001–02 Portland 3 3 23.3 .273 .000 .500 6.7 1.3 1.3 1.0 2.3
2002–03 Portland 6 6 27.0 .583 .000 .654 8.0 1.5 .8 .3 7.5
2004–05 Indiana 13 13 23.9 .448 .000 .680 6.2 .4 .7 .5 5.3
2005–06 Detroit 8 0 4.5 .000 .000 .500 1.1 .1 .0 .0 .3
2006–07 Detroit 8 0 6.4 .375 .000 .500 1.5 .1 .3 .3 1.0
Career 137 116 26.7 .533 .000 .503 8.0 .6 .6 .9 6.6

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