Tyree Ricardo Davis (born September 23, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player who played twelve seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for University of Iowa.
|Born||September 23, 1979|
Las Vegas, Nevada
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Davenport North (Davenport, Iowa)|
|NBA draft||1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall|
|Selected by the Charlotte Hornets|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Number||31, 21, 12|
|2008–2010||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2011–2012||Maine Red Claws|
|2012||Piratas de Quebradillas|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||9,912 (13.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||2,550 (3.5 rpg)|
|Assists||2,426 (3.3 apg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Davis attended Davenport North High School in Davenport, Iowa. He was a four-year starter and the Davenport North team made the state tournament his junior and senior years but did not reach the championship. His father is Tyree Davis and Mother is Linda Davis, he had an older brother named Alonge who died on February 14, 2020, and he has a younger brother named Edward. Davis played one season at the University of Iowa before being selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the 1998 NBA Draft, as the 21st pick overall.
Charlotte Hornets (1998–2000)Edit
Davis played two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets, and became known for his high energy play and exciting poster dunks. Although he only played limited minutes, mostly off the bench, his high-flying play got him an invitation to the 2000 Slam Dunk competition, where he scored an 88 out of a possible 100 points, losing to champion Vince Carter. He was traded to the Miami Heat in a massive nine-player trade on August 1, 2000.
Miami Heat (2000–2001)Edit
Davis injured his ankle and knee with the Heat and only played a total of seven games for them, and was eventually sent to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team deal involving the Toronto Raptors a year later on October 26, 2001.
Cleveland Cavaliers (2001–2003)Edit
Davis was re-signed to a six-year deal by the Cavaliers on August 21, 2002, but his time in Cleveland was marked by disputes with coach Paul Silas. He additionally received attention for stat padding in a home game against the Utah Jazz on March 16, 2003. With Cleveland leading 120–95 and less than a minute remaining, Davis was one rebound short of his first career triple double, and he deliberately tossed an inbound pass off his own rim and caught it in attempt to receive credit for a rebound, but shots taken at one's own basket do not count as official field goal attempts. Jazz guard DeShawn Stevenson shoved Davis in response as Davis proceeded upcourt with the ball. Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said to reporters afterward, "I would have fouled him too. I would have knocked him on his ass." The Cavaliers initially said they would not punish Davis, saying the embarrassment was enough. However, in the face of a national outcry, the Cavaliers fined him an undisclosed amount for unsportsmanlike conduct, and the play led to Davis being nicknamed "Wrong Rim Ricky" in Cleveland.
Boston Celtics (2003–2006)Edit
On December 15, 2003, Davis was traded along with Chris Mihm, Michael Stewart, and a second round draft pick to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Tony Battie, Eric Williams, and Kedrick Brown. With the Celtics, the 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Davis played the position of shooting guard, as well as small forward on occasion. Boston was criticized for acquiring him via trade due to Davis's reputation of selfishness, but he became a more consistent player and a fan-favorite in the city.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2006–2007)Edit
On January 26, 2006, Davis was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves with Mark Blount, Marcus Banks, Justin Reed, and two second round draft picks for Wally Szczerbiak, Michael Olowokandi, Dwayne Jones and a first round draft pick.
Return to Miami (2007–2008)Edit
On October 24, 2007, Davis was again traded to the Miami Heat along with teammate Mark Blount in exchange for the Heat's Antoine Walker, Michael Doleac, Wayne Simien and a first-round draft pick. Davis was reunited with Pat Riley, and Riley admitted he made a mistake of trading Davis in the first place; "I made the mistake of trading him. He's a very talented kid. He was not a problem here. We just needed to move and get bigger players at that time. Over the last six years he has been very efficient."
Los Angeles Clippers (2008–2010)Edit
On July 28, 2008, Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. He was waived by the Clippers on February 16, 2010 to make room for newly acquired guard Steve Blake and forward Travis Outlaw. He appeared in 36 games for the Clippers in the 2009/10 season.
Türk Telekom (2010)Edit
On March 1, 2010, Davis signed a contract with the Turkish team Türk Telekom. It would be his first time playing outside the United States. He said about signing with Telekom: "It will be my first European experience. I never watched matches. I just entered myself, and Turk Telekom B.K. signed me."
Jiangsu Dragons (2010)Edit
Chorale Roanne (2011)Edit
Maine Red Claws (2011–2012)Edit
Piratas de Quebradillas (2012)Edit
Erie BayHawks (2013–2014)Edit
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "NBA.com: Slam Dunk Year-by-Year Results". www.nba.com. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
- Beck, Howard (January 10, 2014). "Ricky Davis is Sorry He Did the NBA Wrong—Hopes to Earn Just One More Shot". Bleacher Report. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
- Staff (January 11, 2005). "The unwritten rules of sports – in writing". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
- Aldridge, David (March 17, 2003). "Davis should be punished for showing up Jazz". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
- "NBA ruling thwarts triple-double attempt". dailygamecock.com. April 14, 2004. Archived from the original on June 27, 2009.
- http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2003/03/19/davisfine030319.html Cavs' Davis fined for trying to pad stats
- "USATODAY.com – Jazz take offense when Cavaliers' Davis tries to pad stats". www.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
- "Cavs part with Davis in 3-for-3 trade". ESPN.com. 15 December 2003. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
- Marc Stein Heat get Davis, Blount from Wolves for package including Walker
- Topic Galleries – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
- Clippers Sign Free Agent Ricky Davis
- Clippers Waive Ricky Davis Archived 2010-02-19 at the Wayback Machine
- Turk Telekom tabs NBA veteran Ricky Davis Archived 2010-03-05 at the Wayback Machine
- NBA star is at Turkey (translated) Archived 2010-06-16 at the Wayback Machine
- Jiangsu and Ricky Davis reach an agreement Archived 2012-03-10 at the Wayback Machine
- Du lourd à la Chorale (in French)
- "FORMER CELTIC RICKY DAVIS TO JOIN RED CLAWS". NBA.com. December 28, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- RED CLAWS WAIVE RICKY DAVIS
- Ricky Davis joins Quebradillas
- BayHawks Release Two Players
- BayHawks Release Davis
- Jones, Jr., Khari (2020-07-30). "Mustard, Roddy Ricch, Jhene Aiko and Trey Songz Host Feed Your City Challenge in South L.A." Los Angeles Sentinel. Retrieved 2020-07-31.