DALLAS – Brandon Davies went undrafted out of Brigham Young University. Then, the Los Angeles Clippers waived him in the preseason.
But the 6-foot-10, 240-pound rookie is making quite an impression with the Sixers.
“He’s got a real motor,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said of the combo forward. “He’s got a tenacity that you are born with. … I love the way he plays.”
Davies is averaging 2.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 10.5 minutes in eight game appearances. He had a career-best eight rebounds Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans. The 22-year-old is a power forward by trade. But he had to practice at small forward at Monday’s shootaround due to need.
“I played the three a little bit when I was with the Clippers,” he said. “So it’s only going to help if I can learn that position here as well. The more positions I can play, the more minutes I can get. That’s all I’m trying to do.”
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