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Dwayne Davis received training camp deals from a few NBA teams, but the Golden State Warriors’ summer league guard signed a one-year contract with Murcia of the Spanish ACB on Monday, a source told RealGM. Davis won’t hold an opt out in his deal, deciding to accept their offer of significant playing time and shifting his focus to pursue the NBA next season.
That Davis emerged from such poverty to arrive where he is today is so implausible even he still wonders how he managed to do it. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard escaped his hardscrabble Philadelphia neighborhood, became the first person in his family to earn a college degree and played so well in his lone season of Division I hoops at Southern Miss that he has caught the interest of NBA teams.
When the Chicago Bulls offered to send a limo to the airport to drive Davis to the team facility for his workout earlier this month, he told them such a lavish expense was unnecessary and he’d just take a cab. He also ordered the cheapest item on the menu — a personal cheese pizza — when Bulls executives took him to dinner that night. “He said he knows eating out is expensive and he wanted to help save the Bulls some money,” said Sam Cipriano, player relations coordinator for Edge Sports International. “Not too many kids like him out there.”