Allow me to re-introduce myself, my name is….Baron Davis?
That’s right The two-time NBA All-Star guard, and not Hov, expects to be back on the hardwood, this time in the NBA’s Development League. According to Yahoo Sports, Davis’ agent confirmed that he will be signing a contract to play in the D-League.
His last stint in the NBA was with the Knicks during the 2011-2012 season, which ended when he tore ligaments in his right knee during the playoffs. His agent, Todd Ramasar, said that Davis and his wife recently welcomed their second child into the household, which has pushed his D-League return back towards the end of this month.
“He is looking forward to playing in the D-League and showing teams what he is capable of,” Ramasar told Yahoo Sports. “He feels that the timing is right. More than anything Baron has put in the training and is confident in his body. He feels he is ready to return to the NBA.”
In his 13 year NBA career, Davis averaged 16.1 points, 7.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds.
According to Yahoo Sports, once he signs his D-League contract he will be entered into its player pool. As of this evening, the D-League waiver preference order included Austin (San Antonio Spurs), Delaware (Philadelphia 76ers), Texas (Dallas Mavericks), Fort Wayne (Indiana Pacers) and Westchester (New York Knicks).
After making $147 million during his NBA career, Davis would see his paycheck slashed significantly to anywhere from $13,000 – $25,000.