According to Chris Reichert, the Baron Davis Comeback Tour is starting off in the NBA D-League.
Baron Davis has signed with the NBA D-League, per a league source #NBADL
— Chris Reichert (@Chris_Reichert) January 12, 2016
Check the time stamp. That’s not a tweet from 2012.
That’s when Davis last played before tearing his ACL and MCL with the New York Knicks. He was 33 then. He’s not 36 and at least attempting to make a comeback.
During his last season, the point guard averaged 6.1 points in 29 games while averaging 20.5 minutes per game.
In total, Davis has played 13 NBA seasons. He’s a two-time All-Star with a career scoring average of 16.1 points per game.
Marc Spears of Yahoo! says a contract isn’t officially signed, but Davis is likely on his way to the D-League.
Baron Davis' agent Todd Ramasar tells Yahoo Sports that his client plans to go to the D-League but has not signed a contract yet.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) January 12, 2016
Davis will be entered in the D-League player pool once he signs.
He hinted at making a comeback back in August, saying he felt like he could still play 20 minutes a game in the NBA.
The Austin Spurs, the San Antonio Spurs affiliate, has the first waiver claim. He will be on waivers for two days. If he’s unclaimed, he becomes available to any team on a first-come, first-serve basis.
He’ll be the oldest player in the D-League, beating out Maurice Baker by three months. Nine NBA D-League coaches are younger than Davis.