HoopsHype Josh Davis rumors

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The San Antonio Spurs have signed Josh Davis, last of San Diego State, to a multi-year contract. The amount of guaranteed money is not yet known. Davis graduated from San Diego State last season after transferring in from Tulane, where he had spent the previous two seasons after spending his freshman campaign at North Carolina State. The 6’8 athletic forward saw his offensive game regress significantly last season, down to 7.7 points per game from 17.6, shooting only 45.5% from the field down from 49.2%, and struggling badly at the free throw line, hitting only 47.2% from where he had previously shot 71.6%. Hoop365

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Puerto Rican team Atleticos de San German are on the market looking for a big man to add to the frontline. The team has to replace Jaime Lloreda who won't be able to join the team for March, when the season starts. Two are the hottest names for Atleticos de San German: Garret Siler and Josh Davis. Siler has spent his rookie season with Phoenix Suns averaging, in 21 games, 2.1ppg and 1.3rpg in 2010-11. Josh Davis has played in the Islands with Cangrejeros de Santurce. The other two imports of the team are Marlon Garnett and Mike Harris. Sportando

Are the Griz on the verge of adding a 15th man? No. Memphis released journeyman center Josh Davis Monday following a loss against San Antonio purely for salary-cap reasons. Instead of guaranteeing Davis' $854,000 for the rest of this season, the Griz cut Davis in a move toward getting under the NBA's luxury-tax threshold. Memphis Commercial Appeal

February 7, 2012 Updates

Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace had the unpleasant duty of telling Davis that he had been waived following the game. NBA teams must guarantee contracts Friday but have until 5 p.m. today to cut players so that they clear waivers by Friday. Davis would have earned $854,000 if he remained until the end of the season. Wallace didn’t rule out bringing back Davis later on a 10-day contract. Davis appeared in 14 games. The move didn’t push the Grizzlies’ payroll below the league’s luxury-tax threshold. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Me: When y ou got out of Wyoming in 2002, I imagine you thought that with a little luck here or there, you'd have a chance to play in the NBA. Josh Davis: From the beginning, I never actually dreamed that I would play in the NBA. That was not a goal of mine. I didn't think it was possible. I wasn't even going to play professionally until a lot of agents called me and said how much money I could make. So we decided to go play for Jesi; it's a team in the second division in Italy. The second year I played for the Idaho Stampede in the CBA. My wife and I were kind of saying that was going to be our last year. If nothing happened I would step down. But great things happened. I was MVP of that league (averaging 18.7 points and 9.6 rebounds) and things exploded. I got a call-up (playing four games for the Hawks) and things took off from there. When those doors opened you have to take advantage of it. NBA.com

Me: How did you work your way to Memphis? JD: Last year I went to camp with them, probably as an afterthought, but they brought me in. I pretty much made the team. I was the last cut. They cut me because they didn't want to carry 15 players, and they had 14 at the time. It was a tough situation because I thought I'd made the team for a while there. So I played in Italy (for Bancatercas Teramo). They wanted me to come back over at one point, but then they ended up getting (Leon) Powe and it was good for them. I decided it was smart to stick around and try it because I didn't want to have to bring my family back over to Europe. NBA.com

Me: When you came to camp this year, did you think 'This is it? What if I don't make it this time?' JD: We probably would have gone back to Europe. I'm in great shape and I was playing good basketball, and I think I've got a few years left. But ever since I left the NBA, every time I went to camp with somebody it was like it was going to be the last time in the NBA, or I'll go in Europe for a few more years. The fact that this opportunity came along, this is a miracle. I think God has a plan for all of us. NBA.com

Me: Did you ever get to actually see the cities and countries you played in? Josh Davis: JD: Oh, sure. Moscow, Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Greece. We experienced so many cultures, were able to go to eat everywhere. To walk around the Kremlin was amazing. We went to Chernobyl and saw the museum. Me: Were you able to actually go into Chernobyl? JD: It's still pretty bad up there, but they have tours. When we lived in Kiev, you just did not eat any of the fish that was in the river. You never ate any of the produce that came out of the ground. You had to be careful. They downplay the amount of radiation that was there but when you talk to the people in the museum they kind of told you what was going on. I remember, it was kind of a conspiracy theory for me. They showed you the map of the radiation. The map shows the contamination spreading all around the city of Kiev, but apparantely the radiation never actually entered the city of Kiev. (Laughs.) It was scary. And we had our one-year old daughter there, so we had to work around that. NBA.com

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With the Grizzlies now committed to giving Randolph maximum time to heal there is a way to ease some of that pain. Although Heisley has been adamantly opposed to employing the NBA maximum 15 players, journeyman forward/center Josh Davis is available as viable option to improve the Grizzlies' front-court depth. Davis impressed the coaching staff with his hustle, grit and perimeter shooting during training camp. The Grizzlies waived him along with guard Damien Wilkins near the end of the exhibition season. Memphis Commercial Appeal

With 14 players under contract, Memphis has one roster spot open to add dependable relief for Darrell Arthur -- the third-year forward who has been thrust into starting and logging significant minutes in place of Randolph. Davis, 30, would also be a cheap option given he could sign a non-guaranteed contract. In essence, the Griz would end up paying Davis roughly $5,000 a day until Randolph returns. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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