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07-23-2008, 10:03 PM
What do you guys think about Ricky Davis? I don't think he has been drawing much interest, so he could be had for cheap. I think he would be risky, but could give us 10-15 points a game. I think he may have a bit of an attitude problem so I am not sure he would be worth it.

07-23-2008, 10:11 PM
We don't have enough money for him.

07-23-2008, 10:12 PM
I don't know that I want him here. He has some decent athleticism and scoring ability, but I don't like his attitude issues.

See: http://youtube.com/watch?v=MezCclCSjNw

I know that was a one-time thing, but I don't want guys that think like that playing here. In case you didn't catch it, Ricky was one rebound away from a triple double so he gets the inbounds pass and tips it off his own basket and grabs it again for the board. Then Deshawn Stevenson decks him.

07-23-2008, 10:42 PM
I like this assessment of Davis. I'm posting the whole thing even though we're not supposed to. I have no idea why people still think he'd help a team:

Source: Dimemag (http://dimemag.com/2008/07/the-loser-list-ricky-davis/)

Who are those players that perpetually find themselves catching more significant L’s than W’s? For the next couple weeks we’ll be calling them out one at a time:


Numbers: 28 years old, 10 NBA seasons, 14.3 points per game, 3.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists.

Highest high: Back-to-back playoff appearances with the Celtics in ‘04 and ‘05, where Davis averaged 12.2 points.

Lowest low: March 16, 2003. With six seconds to go in a Cavs/Jazz game that was no longer in question, Ricky had 28 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds in the box score. Trying to get the triple-double, he took an inbounds pass in the backcourt and intentionally missed a layup on the other team’s hoop to get that last rebound. It didn’t count. DeShawn Stevenson then fouled Ricky hard when he realized what had happened. After the game Jerry Sloan said, “This is not schoolyard basketball. Let him try to get it when the game means something. I was proud of DeShawn and I would have knocked him down harder. They can put me in jail for saying that, but that’s the way it is.”

History of losing“Ricky Buckets” was a headliner on two of the worst NBA teams of the decade. He was the leading scorer (20.6 ppg) and had his best statistical season with those ‘03 Cavs, who went 17-65. (Davis was a reserve the year before, when the Cavs won 29 games. When he became a starter, they got worse.) Then this past season, he was a starter for the 15-67 Miami Heat, the team’s second leading points-scorer behind Dwyane Wade. The two playoff appearances in ‘04 and ‘05 with Boston were the only times in Ricky’s career he’s been to the postseason. Since entering the League in ‘98, only three times has he finished the season with a team that went above .500, and he was a backup on all three of those teams. He has feuded with coaches and teammates throughout his career — it’s widely believed that the Cavs traded Ricky so he couldn’t “poison” rookie LeBron James any further, and it’s also been rumored that the Celtics got rid of him for trying to undermine Paul Pierce’s leadership. Once with Minnesota, he was suspended for leaving the bench and going back to the locker room after being taken out of the game. It should say something that on this summer’s free agent market, Davis is reportedly drawing little interest despite being a proven scorer in the League, someone who’s been relatively healthy over the years, and someone who won’t command a huge contract.

Will he ever be a winner?
Davis was at his best with the ‘05 Celtics, when he came off the bench for the Atlantic Division champs and averaged 16 points per game. If his ONLY role is to come in and get buckets with the second unit, and you’ve got a team of veteran leaders who are clearly better players and a strong coach who won’t put up with any shenanigans, Ricky can be a contributor to a good team. True to his nickname, the guy can put up numbers, and sometimes you just have to let him go and do his thing. But if he’s one of your top guys, or one who’s imparting wisdom on the youngsters, get used to being in the Lottery.

From the NBA forum. (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249836)

07-23-2008, 10:47 PM
I think one of the Main incomes on trading TJ and leting a disgruntled Garbajosa go was a better chemistry in the Locker room, so as talented as Ricky is i think he has no place in the Raptors scheme.

07-23-2008, 10:54 PM
Hey ink could you make my Official Raptors All-Time thread a sticky?

07-25-2008, 09:24 PM
i would say yes if we had the money but for now i'd say no to that acquisition

07-25-2008, 09:49 PM
I wouldn't want him really because of team chemistry and other thigns that happen off-court. Talented player, but gotta pass.