Ricky Davis

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Ricky Davis
Ricky Davis 2007-12-30.jpg
Free Agent
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1979-09-23) September 23, 1979 (age 34)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Davenport North
(Davenport, Iowa)
College Iowa (1997–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Pro career 1998–present
Career history
19982000 Charlotte Hornets
2000–2001 Miami Heat
20012003 Cleveland Cavaliers
20032006 Boston Celtics
20062007 Minnesota Timberwolves
2007–2008 Miami Heat
20082010 Los Angeles Clippers
2010 Türk Telekom (Turkey)
2010 Jiangsu Dragons (China)
2011 Chorale Roanne (France)
2011–2012 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2012 Piratas de Quebradillas (Puerto Rico)
2013–2014 Erie BayHawks (D-League)

Tyree Ricardo "Ricky" Davis (born September 23, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Developmental League.

Biography[edit]

Davis attended Davenport North High School in Davenport, Iowa. He was a four year starter and the Davenport North team made the state tournament his junior and senior years but did not reach the championship.

Davis played one season at the University of Iowa before being selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the 1998 NBA Draft, as the 21st pick overall. Davis played two seasons with the Hornets before being traded to the Miami Heat in a massive nine-player trade on August 1, 2000.

Davis injured his ankle and knee with the Heat and only played a total of seven games for them, and was eventually sent to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team deal involving the Toronto Raptors a year later on October 26, 2001.

Professional career[edit]

NBA career[edit]

Cleveland Cavaliers[edit]

The Cavaliers re-signed Davis on August 21, 2002 to a six year contract. Davis' time with Cleveland was marked by disputes with then head coach Paul Silas. On March 16, 2003, in the closing seconds of a game against Utah, Davis was one rebound short of his first career triple-double. In an unsuccessful effort to record that rebound, Davis deliberately missed a shot at his team's own basket. Afterwards, he was fouled by Utah's DeShawn Stevenson in retaliation for his perceived unsportsmanlike behavior, and was later fined by his own team.[1][2]

Boston Celtics[edit]

On December 15, 2003, Davis was traded along with Chris Mihm, Michael Stewart, and a second round draft pick to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Tony Battie, Eric Williams, and Kedrick Brown. With the Celtics, the 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Davis played the position of shooting guard, as well as small forward on occasion. At the beginning of his career Davis was considered a one-dimensional, though potentially prolific, player. However, Davis has become a formidable rebounder and a steady mid-range jump shooter over the years. Boston was criticized for acquiring him via trade due to Davis's reputation of selfishness, but he became a more consistent player and a fan-favorite in the city.

Davis is also a spectacular leaper known for his exciting slam dunks. As a Boston Celtic, Davis lived up to his reputation as both a crowd-pleaser and showboat, once attempting a between-the-legs dunk during a regular season game against the rival Los Angeles Lakers during the 2003–2004 season. Although Davis missed the dunk, he quickly recovered to deliver a windmill dunk before any Lakers could get back on the defensive end of the court.

After successfully creating his first ever fan club, Ricky D's Renegades, who were a group of high schoolers that cheered with great intensity at every Cav's home game during the 2002–2003 and 2003–04 seasons, Davis organized a contest to distribute 15 season tickets to his most passionate fans after being traded to Boston. The section was called the Get Buckets Brigade, named after his nickname "Get Buckets", which he got for his high scoring rate.[3]

Minnesota Timberwolves[edit]

On January 26, 2006, Davis was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves with Mark Blount, Marcus Banks, Justin Reed, and two second round draft picks for Wally Szczerbiak, Michael Olowokandi, Dwayne Jones and a first round draft pick.

Miami Heat[edit]

On October 24, 2007, he was again traded to the Miami Heat along with teammate Mark Blount in exchange for the Heat's Antoine Walker, Michael Doleac, Wayne Simien and a first-round draft pick.[4] Davis was reunited with Pat Riley, and Riley admitted he made a mistake of trading Davis in the first place; "I made the mistake of trading him. He's a very talented kid. He was not a problem here. We just needed to move and get bigger players at that time. Over the last six years he has been very efficient."[5]

Los Angeles Clippers[edit]

On July 28, 2008, Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.[6] He was waived by the Clippers on February 16, 2010 to make room for newly acquired guard Steve Blake and forward Travis Outlaw.[7][8] He appeared in 36 games for the Clippers in the 2009/10 season.

European career[edit]

Turk Telekom[edit]

On March 1, 2010, Davis signed a contract with the Turkish team Türk Telekom[9] It would be his first time playing outside the USA. He said about signing with Telekom: "It will be my first European experience. I never watched matches. I just entered myself, and Turk Telekom B.K. signed me." [10]

Jiangsu Dragons[edit]

In October 2010 he signed a contract with the Jiangsu Dragons in China.[11]

Chorale Roanne[edit]

In January 2011 he signed a contract with Chorale Roanne Basket in France.[12]

Piratas de Quebradillas[edit]

In 2012, Davis signed with the Piratas de Quebradillas of Puerto Rico.[13]

NBA D-League career[edit]

Maine Red Claws[edit]

On December 28, 2011, Davis was acquired by the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.[14] On January 21, 2012, he was waived by the Red Claws.[15]

Erie BayHawks[edit]

In November 2013, Davis was acquired by the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League.[16] On March 18, 2014, he was released by the BayHawks.[17]

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
1998–99 Charlotte 46 1 12.1 .405 .167 .763 1.8 1.3 .7 .2 4.5
1999–00 Charlotte 48 4 11.9 .503 .000 .765 1.7 1.3 .6 .2 4.7
2000–01 Miami 7 0 10.0 .414 1.000 .875 1.0 1.6 .7 .3 4.6
2001–02 Cleveland 82 8 23.8 .481 .314 .790 3.0 2.2 .8 .3 11.7
2002–03 Cleveland 79 76 39.6 .410 .363 .748 4.9 5.5 1.6 .5 20.6
2003–04 Cleveland 22 22 36.2 .431 .354 .680 5.5 5.0 1.1 .4 15.3
2003–04 Boston 57 5 29.4 .488 .380 .732 4.2 2.6 1.2 .2 14.1
2004–05 Boston 82 11 32.9 .462 .339 .815 3.0 3.0 1.1 .3 16.0
2005–06 Boston 42 42 41.6 .464 .320 .787 4.5 5.3 1.2 .2 19.7
2005–06 Minnesota 36 36 40.6 .429 .282 .807 4.6 4.8 1.2 .2 19.1
2006–07 Minnesota 81 81 37.3 .465 .397 .839 3.9 4.8 1.0 .3 17.0
2007–08 Miami 82 47 36.1 .433 .405 .787 4.3 3.4 1.1 .2 13.8
2008–09 L.A. Clippers 36 9 21.8 .339 .315 .861 1.7 2.3 .5 .1 6.4
2009–10 L.A. Clippers 36 2 13.9 .434 .381 .581 1.6 1.1 .3 .1 4.4
Career 736 344 29.8 .446 .361 .781 3.5 3.3 1.0 .3 13.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004 Boston 4 0 30.8 .400 .400 .688 3.0 3.5 .5 .0 11.8
2005 Boston 7 2 34.3 .432 .333 .769 3.6 2.0 1.3 .3 12.4
Career 11 2 33.0 .421 .368 .738 3.4 2.5 1.0 .2 12.2

NBA D-League 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
2011–12 Maine 11 7 25.3 .394 .280 .684 3.3 3.2 .8 .6 8.5
2013–14 Erie 40 31 30.1 .452 .400 .845 4.6 2.4 .9 .4 13.1
Career 51 38 35.0 .421 .320 .738 3.4 2.5 1.0 .5 10.1

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