After placing up strong numbers as a rookie final season in Toronto, the 23-year-old taking pictures guard bumped into off-the-court troubles throughout the offseason, which is probably going one of many causes he grew to become accessible for the low price of a second-round draft choose.
Saturday evening, Davis flashed his expertise on the courtroom, scoring 27 factors within the Kings’ slim 129-128 defeat by the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks. He was as marketed on the ground, exhibiting off his athleticism, size and physicality.
His career-best seven made 3-pointers jumped off the web page as effectively.
Expertise doesn’t appear to be the problem for Davis. He has an NBA physique and performs with a pressure that the Kings typically lack this season.
However his off-the-court points could be problematic, even when they’re technically in his rear view mirror.
Davis was arrested for an alleged home violence scenario in October. Initially hit with seven prices, the previous Raptor had all counts regarding a attainable assault dropped by the New York District Lawyer’s workplace.
He’s nonetheless dealing with two counts of endangering the welfare of a kid and legal mischief, however based on TMZ, each of these counts will dissolve in a yr if Davis stays out of hassle.
Davis spoke to the media on Saturday. Whereas the main target was on his on courtroom efficiency, he did handle his authorized scenario and the dialog grew to become emotional.
“That’s a really delicate and private topic proper there, man,” Davis mentioned. “I don’t wish to contact an excessive amount of on it, as a result of it’s kinda nonetheless ongoing, I might say. Not as a lot, however I’m nonetheless going via some issues with my son, making an attempt to have custody of him and that kind. Nevertheless it’s a really delicate topic.”
“I’m joyful to be right here, joyful to only be in Sacramento, man, I’ve obtained a recent, clear begin. I used to be coping with so much over in Toronto, so far as psychological smart.”
“My rookie yr, I might say I had a reasonably good yr. I used to be an undrafted participant — going undrafted and making all-rookie second crew. After which for the unlucky scenario to go down after which issues simply flipped, like that, it’s nearly just like the world was in opposition to me and my again was in opposition to the wall. Like I mentioned, I’m simply grateful, I thank God for simply placing me via that scenario and serving to me get out of it, man.”
“If you’re going via one thing like that, it defines you as an individual, as a person, for me, as a father. I’m simply excited to be right here, excited to be part of the Kings. I’m joyful man, I’m able to get to work and proceed to work. This can be a recent begin for me, man, I simply wish to make the most of it.”
“As a person, I’m a tricky dude. You realize, simply having to cope with a lot. I haven’t actually seen my son shortly. I’m getting kinda teary proper now, man, simply speaking about this example. I’ve been via so much. I’m simply joyful to be right here and joyful that the Kings welcomed me with open arms.”
To this point, Davis hasn’t not acquired a positive or suspension from the NBA for his position within the off-the-court scenario and neither did the Raptors.
In keeping with a number of sources throughout the Kings’ franchise, the crew did background on Davis’ scenario and decided they had been snug buying him, transferring ahead with him as a participant and welcoming him in as a member of the franchise.