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Baron Davis Isn’t the First NBA Vet to Make an NBA D-League Comeback

By Jack Maloney | March 4, 2016

The NBA D-League is normally a league for young players looking to prove they belong at the next level. But as these guys have shown us, it’s not just a young man’s league. Here are some of the notable NBA veterans who played in the NBA Development League.

Ricky Davis

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Davis was known for getting buckets during his NBA career, and that didn’t change when he suited up in the NBA D-League. Back in 2013-14, after a stint in Puerto Rico, Davis returned to the States, joining up with the Erie BayHawks. Over 40 games with the club, Davis averaged over 13 points a game.

Mike James

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Mike James had nearly two dozen stops in his professional basketball career, a few of which were in the NBA D-League. Just last season, in fact, James played for the Texas Legends, a stint which included an impressive triple-double of 21 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds.

Tyrus Thomas

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Tyrus Thomas had a good, solid career, playing for the Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Bobcats from 2006-2013. But after a year out of the game, the big man decided he wanted back in. So, he started where many players start: the NBA D-League. Thomas spent a good portion of the 2015 season with the Energy, and was most recently playing in Germany.

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