Leave it to the New York Knicks to pick one of the oldest eligible players in a draft known for uncovering young talent as the potential stars of tomorrow.
All jokes aside, the organization made a bold move as the affiliated Erie BayHawks selected former NBA swingman Ricky Davis in the sixth round of Friday night's NBA D-League Draft.
A veteran of twelve seasons in The Association, Davis was known for being a bit of a wild card throughout his tenure in the league. That said, the guard's ability to pour in the points with ease could never be denied. Able to compete with the best of them, Davis averaged 16 or more points in four seasons, and reached a double-digit average in a total of seven.
At 34 years old, Davis is hoping to kickstart things back up with his eyes on another stint in the NBA. This past September, the swingman participated in a free agent group workout with New York, but was surpassed by various other participants for a training camp invite.
Still, his selection by the BayHawks proves the organization is still interested enough in giving Davis another look. Who knows if he can capitalize on it and prove he still has what it takes to make an impact on the NBA level.
In other BayHawks related news, the team also drafted local Hofstra product Mike Moore on Friday night. What's more, a source confirms they were in talks to acquire Jeremy Tyler's D-League rights from the Santa Cruz Warriors via a draft day deal. No trades could officially be announced during the draft itself, so it'll be interesting to see if anything was agreed upon (and will be subsequently announced) over the weekend.