Brandon Davies Has Sleeper Potential Heading Into Los Angeles Clippers Training Camp

By Cody Williams
Brandon Davies Clippers
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With the departure of Lamar Odom into free agency (among other disheartening things) this summer, the Los Angeles Clippers knew they needed to sign someone that could help backup one of the young stars in the NBA in Blake Griffin. With the signing of Antawn Jamison, that pretty much solidified the backup power forward role.

However, with Jamison at 37 years old heading into this season, it would be a wise move by the Clips to try and bring a third power forward onto their final roster. Considering that undrafted rookie Brandon Davies is under a partially guaranteed deal heading into training camp, he could be the guy that fits into that niche for the Clippers.

Davies spent his four years in college playing for BYU before entering the draft this year. In his senior season, Davies was quite productive as he averaged 17.7 points, eight rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 steals and one block in 29.3 minutes per game while shooting 52.2 percent from the floor. That wasn’t enough for Davies to get selected, though.

He was, however, invited to the Las Vegas Summer League with the Clips. In five games in Vegas, Davies averaged 5.8 points, four rebounds, one assist, 0.6 steals and 0.8 blocks in just 15.8 minutes per game, though he shot only 41.4 percent from the floor.

Davies is a solid athlete who also has decent size and knows how to use the skills he has to find success. Coming into to camp with the Clippers, he will undoubtedly have the chance to prove himself worthy of a solid role in L.A. as their third power forward. If Jamison’s age does catch up with him, that role could mean legitimate playing time for the undrafted Davies.

Cody Williams is a Senior Writer with Rant Sports. Follow Cody on Twitter @TheSizzle20, add him on Google and like his Facebook page.

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