Last night, I attended the Sixers game vs the Charlotte Bobcats. Contrary to most, I was actually excited to see this game live. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is from Somerdale, New Jersey, which happens to be about five minutes from where I grew up. I was also excited to watch anything DeWayne Dedmon could do.
But, lets talk about something that everyone may, or may not, care about.
During the course of the game, I realized how bad of a basketball player Brandon Davies is. This was something I already knew, but seeing it in person was just astounding. I decided to spend most of the game watching Brandon Davies and the things he does on a basketball court. Let me say something.
I hope Brandon Davies cherishes every minute he is on an NBA basketball court, because this will be his ONLY season that this will happen.
But, lets back track. I rembered someone from BYU being suspended for having “premarital sex”, but I had no idea it was BRANDON DAVIES. Seriously, look. Apparently, the honor code at BYU also restricts players from alcohol, illegal drugs and COFFEE. I’m so confused. What in the world is wrong with coffee!? Poor kids. This probably explains why Brandon Davies is such a terrible basketball player.
This season, Brandon Davies has 16 games where he has more personal fouls than points scored. Davies has 68 personal fouls this season, compared to 79 points.
Let me riddle off some statistics.
Mr. Davies has a PER of 5.6, so he’s still more valuable than Anthony Bennett, I guess. He’s averaging 2.3 points and 1.9 rebounds on 36 percent shooting. So, I guess he’s still more valuable than J.R. Smith. For laughing reasons, take a look at his shot-chart from this season:
Man, that is BAD. For someone that is 6-10, 240 lbs, you would figure he would be half decent at finishing at the rim. But no, of course not.
I have no idea why Davies is still on the roster. Even last night, when the Sixers were lacking in front court depth, he still decided to pick up personal fouls like they were candy. After picking up four quick fouls in the first half, he didn’t appear in the game until the third quarter. LITERALLY five seconds into his appearance, he fouled Kemba Walker for his fifth personal foul. This dude is bad. But, I guess he’s good for tanking reasons?