Antonio Lee Davis Born: October 31, 1968
Position: Power Forward
Height: 6-9 (2.06m)
Jerseys worn: #33
In the NBA: Nickname: "AD"
Antonio Davis is a Forward/Center who can help a team in scoring and especially rebounding and defense.
Davis was selected in the 45th spot (2nd round) of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. After 3 years in Europe he finally played for the Pacers in the 1993-'94 season. He became Indiana's 6th man immediately and remained in the team until 1998-'99. The Pacers, led by Reggie Miller, were one of the best Eastern teams of the 90's. Individually, Davis' best season as a Pacer was 1996-'97 when he averaged 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds. His numbers were usually up during the post-season, helping the team go deep in the playoffs.
In the summer of 1999 he was traded to the Toronto Raptors. In Toronto, Davis finally became the starting center and his stats went up. During his first year he averaged 11.5 points and 8.8 rebounds. He had career-highs in rebounds (10.1) and blocked shots (1.9) in 2001 while also scoring 13.7 ppg. The following year he set career-highs in points (14.5), minutes played (38.7) and free-throw percentage (82%). He led the team in rebounds, led them to a surprising playoff birth and had monster games during the postseason (17 ppg and 10.6 rpg in 40.4 min/G!), including a game when he scored 30 points.
In 2002-'03 his numbers declined a bit, except for his assists where he averaged a career-high 2.5. After playing 16 games in the 2004 season for the Raptors, he got traded to Chicago where he had 8.9 points and 8.1 rebounds. He stayed with the Bulls in 2005, scoring 7 points in 25.6 minutes and being the mentor of Chicago's talented but inexperienced big men. 2005-'06 wasn't a very good season for Davis who saw his stats declining even more while played for two bad teams. He started the season with the New York Knicks who traded him to Toronto after 36 games.