Davon Reed 2019 Season Review

Two-way player Davon Reed talks about his 2018-19 season spent sharing time between the Pacers and Mad Ants.

Davon Reed 2018-19 Player Review

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Davon Reed 2019 Season Review

Two-way player Davon Reed talks about his 2018-19 season spent sharing time between the Pacers and Mad Ants.
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Player Review 2019: Davon Reed

by Mark Montieth
Pacers.com Writer
@MarkMontieth

Age: Turns 24 on June 11.
Years Pro: 2
Status: Free agent
Key Stats: Played in 10 games for a total of 47 minutes and scored 12 points. Averaged 13.9 points in 34 games with Fort Wayne in the G League.

Davon Reed was the most anonymous of all Pacers last season, the guy you might have noticed on the bench now and then (usually in street clothes) but rarely saw play.

Can he play? It's still too soon to know, really. A lot of people in the NBA certainly thought he could a couple of years ago.

The 32nd overall pick by Phoenix out of Miami University in 2017, he got off to a promising start with his Summer League play but required knee surgery in August. He didn't make his NBA debut until January of 2018 — against the Pacers — and played only sporadically after that. His peak moment came when he scored 16 points while hitting all four 3-pointers in a loss at Charlotte.

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He had a solid showing in Summer League play a year ago and was awarded with a guaranteed contract for the following NBA season, but the Suns were in the midst of front office turmoil and released him in October after failing to find a trade for him to make room for Jamal Crawford.

Three days later, the Pacers signed him to a two-way contract to replace the injured C.J Wilcox — who, by the way, stayed with the Pacers' training staff throughout the season to rehabilitate the torn Achilles tendon he suffered in September.

Davon Reed

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Reed played in 10 games with the Pacers last season, fewer than everyone but Ike Anigbogu, who was waived in February. He totaled 12 points in 47 minutes. He hit a 3-pointer in the blowout loss to Golden State on Jan. 28 and a field goal in the blowout victory over the Lakers the following week. Those were his only points of the season until the final game of the season in Atlanta when four starters were rested. He played 23 minutes, finishing with seven points, four rebounds, an assist, a steal, and no turnovers.

He played 34 games with the Mad Ants in Fort Wayne, averaging 13.9 points on 40 percent shooting, along with 6.2 rebounds and 3 assists.

So there you have it. He hasn't proven he can have a lasting career in the NBA, but he hasn't proven he can't. He has the look of an NBA player at a sleek 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds. He's a strong defender, and his college stats and shooting form give the impression he could be a good-enough 3-point shooter.

He's in limbo now. He'll need more playing time next season to have a chance to prove himself, like so many other players. Where that will come, nobody can predict.


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