|2006 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 34th overall by L.A. Clippers.|
|12th July, 2006||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers.|
|27th September, 2006||CBA||Drafted 49th overall in the 2006 CBA Draft by Utah Eagles.|
|15th August, 2008||NBA||Re-signed by L.A. Clippers to a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.|
|5th January, 2009||NBA||Waived by L.A. Clippers.|
|23rd September, 2009||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Washington.|
|11th November, 2009||NBA||Waived by Washington.|
|31st January, 2010||D-League||Acquired by Maine Red Claws.|
|10th February, 2010||D-League||Waived by Maine Red Claws due to injury.|
|23rd February, 2010||D-League||Re-acquired by Maine Red Claws.|
|7th April, 2010||Spain||Signed for the remainder of the season with Obradoiro.|
|16th July, 2010||Spain||Signed a two year contract with Sevilla.|
|28th May, 2012||Russia||Signed a two year contract with Khimki.|
|2nd July, 2014||Russia||Re-signed by Khimki to a one year contract.|
|11th July, 2015||Russia||Re-signed by Khimki to a one year contract.|
|2002 - 2006||Michigan State (NCAA)|
|July 2006||L.A. Clippers (Summer League)|
|July 2006 - January 2009||L.A. Clippers (NBA)|
|July 2009||Toronto Raptors (Summer League)|
|September 2009 - November 2009||Washington Wizards (NBA)|
|January 2010 - April 2010||Maine Red Claws (D-League)|
|April 2010 - June 2010||Obradoiro (Spain)|
|July 2010||Orlando Magic (Summer League)|
|July 2010 - May 2012||Sevilla (Spain)|
|May 2012 - June 2016||Khimki (Russia)|
April 15, 2011
Up front, Sevilla lack for a true centre. Former NBA player Paul Davis plays most of the time there, and is one of the team's best players, scoring inside and out while grabbing offensive rebounds at a prolific rate. Iona graduate Tariq Kirksay - now a French citizen due to residency - starts at small forward and sometimes bumps down to power forward, capable of defending both positions like an undersized less athletic Andrei Kirilenko, bringing some occasional shooting and good passing vision (further enhancing the Kirilenko thing). Former Tennessee-Chattanooga big man Mindaugas Katelynas brings a good combination of size, athleticism, finesse and shooting, running the floor and dunking like this. And backup Bulgarian big Kaloyan Ivanov chips in with the rebounding. But none of these are, in the truest sense, big men, let alone centres. However, this is true of most Eurocup teams - as evidenced by Kosta Perovic last season, the day a true centre shows any real ability or potential at the Eurocup level is they day they are snapped up by a Euroleague team. Besides, de facto centre Juan Triguero does OK, chipping in yet more offensive rebounding help and defend the post well enough. And considering the respective level of opposition, Davis's weaknesses on the interior are less exposed.
July 10, 2010
Davis has spent at least part of three years in the NBA, including starting last season with the Washington Wizards. He is a jumpshooting big man without three point range, who offensively rebounds but not defensively rebounds, and who doesn't do much defensively. Yet because he's 6'11 and able to score, he keeps making it back.
Rumour has it that Davis is going to sign with Maccabi Tel-Aviv next season. Admittedly, Maccabi Tel-Aviv are linked with absolutely everyone.
January 25, 2010
- Paul Davis
Paul Davis went to camp with the Wizards, had incredibly little chance of making the team, and then made it anyway as injury cover for Antawn Jamison. He played in two games, totalling 4 points, 3 assists and a block, and got paid roughly $90,000 for his troubles.
Another Wizards big man signing this offseason, Fabricio Oberto, is being paid $1.99 million in a season that has seen him total 34 points, 43 rebounds and 57 fouls. Those two players represent $4.1 million in salary for the Wizards this season once luxury tax calculations are included, which is about $100,000 a point give or take. If the post-Arenas incident Wizards believe that they are now able to get under the luxury tax and save about $30 million this season once all rebates are included, they will soon find that this would have been far easier to achieve had they not unnecessarily signed Fabricio Oberto. Ah well.
Davis has remained unsigned since the Wizards waived him, with only an unsuccessful tryout in China since that time. No word on whether he remains naive about sex.