Baron Davis

Baron Walter Louis Davis (born April 13, 1979) is a former American professional basketball player. He last played for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

College Awards & Honors
AP Third-team All-American (1999)
First-team All-Pac-10 (1999)
Pac-10 Freshmen of the Year (1998)
Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (1998)
Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team

A two-time NBA All-Star, he was drafted as the third pick in the 1999 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He went on to play for the Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers before signing with New York as a free agent in 2011. Davis played college basketball at UCLA, where he was an All-American honoree before turning professional after his sophomore year. He was a star high school player while at Crossroads School.

Davis was the third pick in the 1999 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. In his NBA debut, a 100–86 win over the Orlando Magic, Davis scored nine points, and added five rebounds, two assists and two steals. In Davis’ first year, he backed up Eddie Jones and David Wesley, as the Hornets lost in the first round of the playoffs to the 76ers in four games.

Davis was the third pick in the 1999 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. In his NBA debut, a 100–86 win over the Orlando Magic, Davis scored nine points, and added five rebounds, two assists and two steals. In Davis’ first year, he backed up Eddie Jones and David Wesley, as the Hornets lost in the first round of the playoffs to the 76ers in four games.

On February 24, 2011, Davis was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers along with a first round pick (which turned out to be the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, Kyrie Irving), in exchange for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon.

On December 19, 2011, Davis signed a one-year contract with the New York Knicks, choosing New York over the Lakers and Heat who also expressed interest in signing Davis. At the time of the signing, Davis had a herniated disk in his back. He did not make his debut for the Knicks until February 20, 2012, coming off the bench to score a three-pointer along with an assist.

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Career highlights and awards
All-NBA Third Team (2004)
2× NBA All-Star (2002, 2004)
2× NBA steals leader (2004, 2007)
NBA Skills Challenge Champion (2004)
Third-team All-American – AP (1999)
First-team All-Pac-10 (1999)
Gatorade Player of the Year (1997)
McDonald’s All-American (1997)

Men’s basketball
Competitor for USA
Goodwill Games
Gold medal – first place 2001 Brisbane National team

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