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Terence Davis

Has Nick Nurse found a flaw in Terence Davis that everyone else in the basketball stratosphere is missing? No, seriously, it’s a very strange time if you TD2 or if you’re a Davis fan in general.

Over the past four games – which coincides with the return of Patrick McCaw – Davis has found his minutes in the rotation deteriorate, and as such, his overall play has moderately declined – not by much though.

It’s difficult, because, despite being a black hole on offense at times, McCaw has been pretty good since his return. Well, he’s been better than expected, but that can almost be classed as a revelation. The problem is, that means more minutes for McCaw which means, consequently, fewer minutes for our man Davis.

Over the past three games, Davis is averaging 3.7 points, 1.0 rebound, and 2.3 assists per game, shooting 28-percent from the field and 16-percent from three in just under 15 minutes a night. Agreeably, those numbers are porous, and Davis is in the midst of a very mini mini-slump.

Those numbers pale in comparison to his season tally of 6.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game while shooting 46-percent from the field and 39-percent from three. More than just the numbers, Davis routinely looks like an NBA veteran on the court, reading the game at a higher level than most rookies and showing tremendous basketball IQ.

He’s still a rookie, that’s the main thing to remember, but a meaningful amount of playing time with this roster can only be good for his maturation. Right now, that’s not happening.