After not finding an NBA opportunity when he became a free agent during the 2023 offseason, veteran guard Terence Davis eventually opted to sign a G League contract in December. Speaking to Cyro Asseo de Choch of HoopsHype, Davis said he gave up “a good amount of money” by turning down a EuroLeague opportunity with a Greek team, but that he didn’t want to move his family overseas and believed the G League was the best route back to the NBA.
Unfortunately, Davis’ comeback efforts will go on hold for the rest of the 2023/24 season and potentially beyond that. While playing for the Rip City Remix – the Trail Blazers‘ NBAGL team – the veteran guard recently suffered a torn Achilles, which will sideline him for the rest of ’23/24.
Davis told HoopsHype that he’s hopeful he’ll be able to recover quickly and be ready for training camps in the fall, but the rehab process for Achilles tear often takes longer than that. The 26-year-old admitted that there’s no specific return timetable yet.
“We haven’t had surgery. I get reevaluated in a week,” Davis said. “Then, I will get to fly home and probably won’t see Dr. (Richard) Ferkel again for another three or four weeks. So, that’s when I can start my rehab, and we’ll know the timelines.”
We have a few more odds and ends from around the basketball world:
- In another story for HoopsHype, Mark Deeks previews the trade deadline for all 15 Eastern Conference clubs, exploring what each team will – or should – do.
- At some point in the next few days, USA Basketball is expected to announce a pool of about 30 players who will be in the mix for spots on the 2024 Olympic roster, tweets Marc J. Spears of Andscape. The final 12-man roster likely won’t be announced until sometime after the season.
- Fred Katz, Mike Vorkunov, and James Edwards of The Athletic ranked the 15 best in-season NBA trades of the past five years, focusing on which deals had the most significant impact on the teams involved. Their No. 1 pick was 2020’s Andrew Wiggins/D’Angelo Russell swap between the Warriors and Timberwolves, which beat out the 2022 Kings/Pacers blockbuster that included Tyrese Haliburton and Domantas Sabonis.
- Amazon is partnering with Diamond Sports as part of restructuring agreement, per Joe Reedy of The Associated Press. Diamond Sports, which filed for bankruptcy last March, owns 18 Bally Sports networks that control the TV rights for 15 NBA teams. The agreement will give Amazon’s Prime Video access to Diamond’s content and should allow the company to emerge from bankruptcy and continue its operations, as Reedy details.