Two time NBA all star signs with Delaware team

New York Knicks' Baron Davis (85) drives to the basket past LeBron James (6) in the second half during an NBA basketball game in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in Miami

New York Knicks' Baron Davis (85) drives to the basket past LeBron James (6) in the second half during an NBA basketball game in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in Miami

Two time NBA All Star Baron Davis is the newest, and most experienced, member of Delaware’s D-League team, the 87ers.

Davis most recently played in the 2011-12 NBA season for the New York Knicks. In 29 games he averaged 6.1 points and 4.7 assists in 20.5 minutes per game. He was selected by the Newark-based 87ers from the available player pool.

“Baron still has much to contribute to the game,” said 87ers General Manager Brandon Williams. “We are excited to play a role as he transitions through the next phase of his successful career.”

Davis was a two-year starter at UCLA and was picked third overall in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. The 36-year-old guard is mounting a comeback attempt after tearing his knee while playing for the Knicks in 2012.

Davis will be eligible to make the maximum D-League salary of $25,000. Any NBA team, including the 87ers parent club the Philadelphia 76ers, would be able to sign Davis to a ten-day contract.

The 87ers next home game is 7 p.m. Friday night at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark.

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