Ricky Davis is back in New England, as the former Boston Celtics guard has signed with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League (the Celtics' D-League affiliate), according to reports. Davis played with the Celtics for three seasons in the mid-2000s.
"Ricky Davis brings a veteran element to the Red Claws and will undoubtedly become an instant fan favorite at the Portland Expo where many of our fans will remember him from his days with the Celtics," Red Claws President and General Manager Jon Jennings said in a press release by the team. "Ricky is someone who knows what it takes to get to and stay in the NBA and is someone who is hungry to return there. We are all excited to welcome him to Maine."
Davis is a 12-year NBA veteran, having played for the Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers. During his three seasons with the Celtics, Davis had 2,940 points, 615 assists and 209 steals in 181 games.
The Celtics acquired Davis in a midseason deal with the Cavaliers on December 15, 2003 and averaged 14.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 57 games that season with Boston. In 2004-05, Davis played in all 82 games and averaged 16.0 points, three rebounds and three assists. In 42 games the next season, Davis averaged 19.7 points, 5.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds before being traded to the Timberwolves midseason on January 26, 2006.