It seemed a bit laughable when the New York Knicks got a look at former NBA player Ricky Davis (yes, that Ricky Davis) during a workout during the offseason.
However Davis must have shown the franchise that he has a little left in the tank.
Fifteen-plus years after he was a first-round NBA draft pick, Davis was selected in the sixth round of the D-League draft Friday by the Erie BayHawks, the Knicks’ affiliate.
Davis was the 93rd overall player selected in the D-League draft, which lasted eight rounds. He was one of more than 180 draft-eligible players.
The enigma that was Davis last played in the NBA three years ago with the Los Angeles Clippers. Since then he has had stints in Turkey, China, France and Puerto Rico, as well as a short 2011 stint in the NBA D-League with the Maine Red Claws in which he averaged 8.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11 appearances.
Davis is best known for missing his own basket on purpose so he could grab a rebound to get himself a triple-double, unfortunately for him it turned out to be a boneheaded move as his plan didn’t work. In 12 NBA seasons with six different teams, Davis holds career averages of of 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
He was one of 10 players that took part in the Knicks minicamp this offseason.
In addition to Davis, the BayHawks also selected Reginald Buckner out of Mississippi with their first round selection, eighth overall.
The BayHawks also drafted: Ryan Evans (Wisconsin), Darren White (Campbell), Mike Moore (Hofstra), Kevin Rogers (Baylor), Andrae Nelson (Morehouse) and Gabe Rogers (Northern Arizona).
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