Baron Davis begins NBA comeback with D-League’s Delaware 87ers

Thursday March 3rd, 2016

Two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis will begin his comeback at age 36, after more than three seasons out of the league.

The Delaware 87ers, the D-League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, announced Wednesday that they acquired Davis from the available player pool.

The 6'3" Davis last played for the Knicks in 2011–12, averaging 6.1 points and 4.7 assists in 20.5 minutes per game. Davis, a former All-NBA player, holds career averages of 16.1 points, 7.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.

“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.”

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Davis tweeted Wednesday morning, excited about the news.

Davis signed a D-League deal in January but had yet to be added by a team. An NBA team, if interested, could potentially sign him for their playoff roster.

Jeremy Woo


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