Ricky Davis

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Ricky Davis
Ricky Davis 2007-12-30.jpg
Davis with the Miami Heat during the 2007-08 season
Personal information
Born (1979-09-23) September 23, 1979 (age 37)
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
Playing career 1998–2014
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
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. His father is Tyree Davis and Mother is Linda Davis, he has a younger brother named Edward. 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.

Professional career[edit]

NBA career[edit]

Charlotte Hornets[edit]

Davis played two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets, and became known for his high energy and poster dunks. Playing limited minutes mostly off the bench, he would make an appearance in the 2000 Slam Dunk competition. He was traded to the Miami Heat in a massive nine-player trade on August 1, 2000.

Miami Heat[edit]

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.

Cleveland Cavaliers[edit]

Davis was re-signed to a six-year deal by the Cavaliers on August 21, 2002, but his time in Cleveland was marked by disputes with coach Paul Silas.[1] He additionally received attention for stat padding in a home game against the Utah Jazz on March 16, 2003.[2] With Cleveland leading 120–95 and less than a minute remaining, Davis was one rebound short of his first career triple double, and he deliberately tossed an inbound pass off his own rim and caught it in attempt to receive credit for a rebound, but shots taken at one's own basket do not count as official field goal attempts. Jazz guard DeShawn Stevenson shoved Davis in response as Davis proceeded upcourt with the ball.[3] Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said to reporters afterward, "I would have fouled him too. I would have knocked him on his ass."[3] The Cavaliers initially said they would not punish Davis, saying the embarrassment was enough. However, in the face of a national outcry, the Cavaliers fined him an undisclosed amount for unsportsmanlike conduct, and the play led to Davis being nicknamed "Wrong Way Ricky" in Cleveland.[4][5][6]

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. 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.[7]

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, Davis 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.[8] 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."[9]

Los Angeles Clippers[edit]

On July 28, 2008, Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.[10] He was waived by the Clippers on February 16, 2010 to make room for newly acquired guard Steve Blake and forward Travis Outlaw.[11][12] He appeared in 36 games for the Clippers in the 2009/10 season.

International career[edit]

On March 1, 2010, Davis signed a contract with the Turkish team Türk Telekom[13] It would be his first time playing outside the United States. 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." [14]

In October 2010, Davis signed a contract with the Jiangsu Dragons in China.[15] In January 2011, Davis signed a contract with Chorale Roanne Basket in France.[16] In 2012, Davis signed with the Piratas de Quebradillas of Puerto Rico.[17]

NBA D-League career[edit]

On December 28, 2011, Davis was acquired by the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.[18] On January 21, 2012, he was waived by the Red Claws.[19]

In November 2013, Davis was acquired by the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League.[20] On March 18, 2014, he was released by the BayHawks.[21]

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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