Brandon Davies made his NBA debut for the Los Angeles Clippers summer team. It’s understandable to see some nerves from the former BYU center, and that is probably the word that is the most accurate when describing his play early on in his first game. Davies missed his first shot badly and later had a turnover, but seemed to settle down as the game went on.
Davies had a nice assist to Reggie Bullock for a 3-point shot and later had a monster shot block that lead to another transition score for the Clippers. As the game went on, Davies seemed to be more and more comfortable and finished up his first game with a very respectable box score.
In the second half Davies found a way to get his first bucket with an easy lay-up and then quickly put his second basket in after an offensive rebound. The second half looked like the game slowed down a little bit and became much easier for the former Cougar.
Davies played 15 minutes in the game. He finished with 4 points on 2-6 shooting, had 2 blocked shots and a respectable 5 rebounds. He took care of the ball, but did have a turnover. Overall, I think his debut game has to be considered a success. As the game went on, he was more comfortable and I expect that to be the case as summer league continues.
For BYU fans, there is a lot of hope that Brandon Davies will be able to play his way into the rotation for Doc Rivers’ Los Angeles Clippers team. Obviously, with guys like Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan it’s going to be tough to find significant minutes, but summer league gives Davies an opportunity to play some minutes and showcase what he can do for Clippers brass. Today was a good start.