January 25, 2010
- Bennet Davis
Davis was a camp signee of the Nets this season. The Nets three training camp signings were Davis (a backup in the D-League), Will Blalock (recovering from a stroke) and Brian Hamilton (a defensive minded forward on a roster that already had Trenton Hassell, Terrence Williams, Eduardo Najera, Bobby Simmons, and about 12 other forwards). Considering the run the Nets are putting on for the title of the worst three point shooting team of all time, their offensive struggles in general, and the problems they're having with their big men not named Brook Lopez, I think they could have found some more apt pieces for camp, even if they wouldn't have made the team anyway. At least they mercifully didn't sign Isaiah Rider.
Davis returned to the Utah Flash for this season, where his numbers and minutes have improved slightly. In 26 minutes per game he is averaging 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds, but shooting only 45% from the floor and 68% from the foul line. His shotblocking is down to 0.8 per game, and he still comes off the bench behind Carlos Wheeler. He also turns 26 next year, which doesn't do much for his NBA prospects. Nevertheless, he's a decent D-Leaguer.