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We reported the Baron Davis comeback attempt news almost a year ago, and since then we’ve been keeping a close eye on it. After all the work and preparation, Davis has taken a major step in making his return to basketball as he is set to sign with the Sixers’ D-League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers.
— Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) March 2, 2016
This marks the first time Davis will play professional basketball since 2012. One of the most respected players in the history of California, B.Diddy put on a show in the Drew League this past summer, convincing people around him that he could comeback. Via Yahoo Sports:
In the 2012 NBA playoffs, Davis emerged as a starter for the Knicks before suffering complete tears of the ACL, MCL and patellar tendon in his right knee. He has been out of the NBA ever since, but has worked to elevate his fitness to return to pro basketball and signed in the D-League in January.
No D-League team had signed Davis until he planned to join Delaware, which has lost guards Jordan McRae (Cleveland) and Sean Kilpatrick (Brooklyn) to NBA call-ups. As long as Davis reports in shape, Delaware will move forward with the signing, sources said.
Davis is expected to debut for Delaware in Friday’s home game against Iowa, sources said