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Post Subject: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 396345by lobcityhawaii » Jul 02, 2013 - 11:49 AM PST
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http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2013/07/clip ... avies.html

In addition to inviting Brandon Davies to play on their Summer League squad, the Clippers have also signed the undrafted free agent to a partially guaranteed one-year contract, reports Sean Deveney of the Sporting News (via Twitter).

Davies, a 21-year-old power forward, played four seasons at BYU, averaging 17.7 PPG and 8.0 RPG in 36 contests during his senior year. The BDA Sports client was ranked 63rd among this year's prospects by Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com and 90th by ESPN.com's Chad Ford, so it's not shocking that he wasn't selected on draft night.



                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 396347by Clippers_FTW » Jul 02, 2013 - 11:50 AM PST
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It almost looked like Baron Davis.... kinda scared me for a second.

                
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Post ID: 396348by lobcityhawaii » Jul 02, 2013 - 11:52 AM PST
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lol yeah close name.

                
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Post ID: 396349by clipnasty » Jul 02, 2013 - 11:58 AM PST
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BOOM, call it an off season, championship roster in place!!!

                
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Post ID: 396353by david » Jul 02, 2013 - 12:10 PM PST
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Nice- I had mentioned Brandon Davies in the draft thread. 7'2" wingspan and can shoot the mid-range, so will be kind of a stretch 4 for us I suppose. Hope he turns out better than Trey Thompkins.

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http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketb ... don-davies

                
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Post ID: 396404by realbull17 » Jul 02, 2013 - 01:47 PM PST
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cool! Very Happy

                
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Post ID: 396420by Markojaric » Jul 02, 2013 - 02:32 PM PST
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wait. he can shoot from midrange? the guy has never reached a .700 FT% accuracy.

I still like the deal, btw.

                
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Post ID: 396424by tense2 » Jul 02, 2013 - 02:37 PM PST
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Not to worry, if he stays with the club he'll probably see as much playing time as our last rookie big not named Blake. wink

                
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Post ID: 396427by david » Jul 02, 2013 - 02:45 PM PST
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Supposedly, but he's a power guy as well who can score inside, according to NBADraft.net:

http://www.nbadraft.net/players/brandon-davies

Main knock on him is defense.

                
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Post ID: 396432by NUMB3RFIFTY » Jul 02, 2013 - 03:12 PM PST
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(trying not to offend any Mormons)

Isn't this the guy who was suspended by BYU for breaking Mormon law/ Chastity rules? He had sex with his girlfriend while he was a student. (Became pregnant i think?)

Glad he's getting a second look at the pro level. Looks like a pretty good player.

                
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Post ID: 396433by tense2 » Jul 02, 2013 - 03:18 PM PST
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Yup, this is the guy.

                
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Post ID: 396434by david » Jul 02, 2013 - 03:24 PM PST
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Brandon Davies Interview with Madelyn Burke + some draft workout footage:

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Post ID: 396439by toohipcliptoslip » Jul 02, 2013 - 03:52 PM PST
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It sounds some coaching and a lot of time in the weight room and we've got a good one

                
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Post ID: 396446by david » Jul 02, 2013 - 04:24 PM PST
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^^Yep certainly looks like he needs to get stronger.

                
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Post ID: 396448by clippersforlife33 » Jul 02, 2013 - 04:28 PM PST
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pretty sure that was jarron collins in the background, any idea what he's doing there? it seems like he's apart of the clipper staff perhaps

                
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Post ID: 396451by uncool » Jul 02, 2013 - 04:43 PM PST
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Wale had a rap line about this dude...

"They can't fxck wit ya boy... like a BYU Cougar."

Referring to his chastity incident.

                
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Post ID: 396755by DeadPoet » Jul 02, 2013 - 06:51 PM PST
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Highlights:

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Post ID: 396826by Cliptonyte » Jul 02, 2013 - 07:44 PM PST
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I like his footwork, but he looks like he doesn't jump very well.

                
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Post ID: 396867by mj_shoefanatic » Jul 02, 2013 - 08:39 PM PST
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solid player who only needs time to develop into something special.

Great job Doc & Gary!

                
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Post ID: 396872by tense2 » Jul 02, 2013 - 08:47 PM PST
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If he can develop into a decent NBA roll player that will be something special enough. Smile

                
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Post ID: 396889by mj_shoefanatic » Jul 02, 2013 - 09:06 PM PST
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As long as he doesn't go the Trey Thompkins route I'll be ALL IN. wink

                
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Post ID: 397091by AbbaGav » Jul 03, 2013 - 04:28 AM PST
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With a partially guaranteed contract, isn't he just using up space under the hard cap that we could have used to have a better chance of bringing Barnes back? I hope he has something to actually contribute rather than just being cannon fodder.

                
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Post ID: 397142by ClipperDB » Jul 03, 2013 - 11:17 AM PST
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What the Clips DON'T need is another "soft" inside player.

                
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Post ID: 397322by ClipShowRidin84-Present » Jul 03, 2013 - 05:30 PM PST
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i am just glad he won't be getting suspended any more for having sex with his girlfriend......do you guys remember that BYU craziness?

                
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Post ID: 397337by mj_shoefanatic » Jul 03, 2013 - 05:49 PM PST
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That was ridiculous mormon propaganda nonsense.

lol guess he preferred us over the Jazz SL team.

                
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Post ID: 397416by StrikeBack » Jul 03, 2013 - 08:27 PM PST
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Really slow feet

                
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Post ID: 398253by realbull17 » Jul 06, 2013 - 03:00 PM PST
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when are they gonna announce their summer league roster?

derrick low will be on the summer roster.

                
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Post ID: 398255by Grillinnap » Jul 06, 2013 - 03:05 PM PST
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Just watched that vid. When are they gonna update the practice floor? The free throw lane should be blue now. LOL!

                
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Post ID: 398257by DeadPoet » Jul 06, 2013 - 03:10 PM PST
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lol here a bit Griffin vs Warriors Fake style:

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Post Subject: Clippers Officially Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405133by Clippersfan86 » Sep 05, 2013 - 04:11 PM PST
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http://www.nba.com/teamsites/clippers/node/64066

Not sure I like it much because he didn't do much in summer league but he's physical, young and a good worker so I suppose I'm okay with the team giving it a shot.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Officially Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405134by pageC4 » Sep 05, 2013 - 04:15 PM PST
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I would have liked someone else, but realistically I doubt anyone that was available at this point will even be a factor

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Officially Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405136by ClipperKyle32 » Sep 05, 2013 - 04:44 PM PST
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Clippers Depth Chart: 1.CP3-Collison-Wayns 2.Redick-Crawford-Green 3.Dudley-Barnes-Bullock 4.Griffin-Jamison-Davies 5.Jordan-Hollins-Mullens

Solid Team! I don't like the deal, but might as well give him a shot! I have learned not to overreact to 3rd String Signings! In the Playoffs It comes down to STARTERS! And if the Bench can come in and score to KEEP or GET the lead that is a SUPER BONUS! Our Bench has more scoring than ever before Bledsoe- Energy,Strength, Quickness, Defense Collison- Starter Capable, Mini-Chris Paul instead of the lost Mini-Bron in Bledsoe Then Change out the Crackhead and The Twirly guy for Jamison or Mullens! The SCORING LIMIT IS OUT THE ROOF! I can easily see the Clippers getting hot from Deep and beating the record for 3s in a game! So I'm not going to overreact to this signing! Just another body and probably a guy you can package up with Willie or someone for a Trade at Trade Deadline!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Officially Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405137by TheBlakeShow » Sep 05, 2013 - 04:50 PM PST
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Not bad a our third string pf.. He can probably develop into a better player..

                
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Post ID: 405138by itsLuigi » Sep 05, 2013 - 05:23 PM PST
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should have taken amundson over davies we needed a defensive big

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405139by Clippers_FTW » Sep 05, 2013 - 05:39 PM PST
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Oh no.. Clippers top Buzz will no longer allow my horrible southern californian youngster slang

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405140by Voyeur » Sep 05, 2013 - 06:13 PM PST
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Interesting. They must've seen more than I did watching the SL games....still, I can't help but like the kid. I'm happy for him, especially since he was undrafted and had that suspension in college.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405141by cleepers » Sep 05, 2013 - 06:39 PM PST
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Always good to have a couple of 'upside' kids learning from the vets. We lost one of those with Bled. You never know when it all might just click for a young player and he makes a major leap. Welcome aboard BD.

                
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Post ID: 405142by pageC4 » Sep 05, 2013 - 06:50 PM PST
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Yeah, we got real fortunate with Reggie Bullock. My guess is that he may become another "upside" player that hustles and plays good defense. Davies is still a question mark, but as of late the front office has done well with acquisitions. Davies may surprise us.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405144by Purpose » Sep 05, 2013 - 07:20 PM PST
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Davies signed a unguaranteed contract so he still has to earn a spot on the roster. The team can go in a different direction if the opportunity arises.

                
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Post ID: 405146by itsLuigi » Sep 05, 2013 - 07:39 PM PST
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thank the lord i like davies don't get me wrong but id rather have someone else

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405147by clips15deep » Sep 05, 2013 - 07:57 PM PST
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This is not really news.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405148by ClipperKyle32 » Sep 05, 2013 - 08:13 PM PST
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Clippers sign Brandon Davies -- now he just has to make the team By Steve Perrin on Sep 5 2013

You may have seen the news today that the Los Angeles Clippers signed rookie free agent forward Brandon Davies. Davies is a 6'9 forward out of BYU who went undrafted back in June, but he was picked up by the Clippers for Summer League and has been working out with the team in Playa Vista all summer. There's a piece on Davies from Eric Patten over on Clippers.com.

If this doesn't really feel like news, that's because it's not. We knew that Davies had a deal with the team -- they just made it official today. Nor does the contract signing make it that much more likely that Davies will be on the opening day roster. His contract is unguaranteed and he'll still have to earn a roster spot in training camp.

The team now has 13 guaranteed contracts, plus Davies and Maalik Wayns on unguaranteed deals, for a total of 15 players under contract. For Davies and Wayns that means that they'll be in camp -- but it may not mean a lot more than that.

The Clippers will almost certainly start the season with no more than 14 players under contract, and it wouldn't shock me if they went with 13. They may still harbor hopes of getting under the luxury tax threshold of $71.748M (very difficult, but not impossible) but regardless they will still have to deal with the hard cap that is imposed on them at $75.748M. Either way, the Clippers don't have a lot of wiggle room. My feeling is that they will go ahead and be taxpayers this year -- but avoiding some salary now could allow them to take advantage of opportunities later, either with a veteran free agent or using the $2.6M trade exception they got in the Eric Bledsoe deal.

What chance does Davies have of actually making the team? Well, although we don't have any numbers on the contract yet, he's probably cheaper than a veteran's min player, so that works to his advantage. But after watching him in summer league in Vegas in July, I certainly didn't see anything that made me think he'd be in the NBA this year. I'd say he remains a real long shot to make the final cut.

Looking at the depth chart of the 13 guaranteed contracts, you would conclude that the Clippers still need a third string point guard and a sixth big -- so Wayns and Davies are certainly the correct placeholders for those spots. But after signing Byron Mullens and Antawn Jamison in the front court, the Clippers would seem to have a greater need for a veteran defender if they do sign another big. [list=][/list]

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405151by tense2 » Sep 05, 2013 - 08:24 PM PST
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^Steve Perrin is that you?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405157by Keatonsays » Sep 05, 2013 - 09:35 PM PST
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Based on the videos of Davies, he seems to have an extremely high basketball I.Q. I think if he develops the confidence, he can become a very good role player for someone, whether it be us or another team. Also noticed he can finish with both hands down low which is a solid plus though, he looks to have heavy feet.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405159by david » Sep 06, 2013 - 12:37 AM PST
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Added a poll- do you guys think Brandon Davies will impress enough to earn a spot on the roster for the first game of the season?

                
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Post ID: 405163by TheDude » Sep 06, 2013 - 11:15 AM PST
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It's not really worth going to jail for plagiarism in order to get in one post on CTB. If you're going to do it, go bigger and be a Yahoo contributor or something.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405164by TheDude » Sep 06, 2013 - 11:21 AM PST
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Davies is whatever to me. The biggest problem with the signing is even if he is capable of developing into a good player, will we ever see it? It's tough to develop a guy on a stacked team with a superstar at the same position. He's probably about 6th string at PF considering Doc likes to use SFs at the position and we have two of them that can do it.

If it's a training camp invite, no worries, give him a shot. But if this is because we're totally comfortable with our bigs depth and we just want to take a flyer and control the kid in D-league for a season, I don't really agree with this signing. Our bench bigs could be ok but we could have used another true PF with a realistic chance to be in the rotation and there's still some guys out there that would have cost almost the same money.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405176by FightOnRon » Sep 06, 2013 - 05:01 PM PST
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I still say not on opening roster and I still say they go with 14,but keep this guy for practice when we need to practice against bigger then 7 foot teams. Maybe in the future he is on the squad.

                
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I know, this grammatically correct feature is killing me.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Sign Brandon Davies Post ID: 405342by Icecoldclipper » Sep 10, 2013 - 01:35 PM PST
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Think he sticks even at his current pace his skill set is a huge need.

                
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