Is Brooklyn a one-year stop or can Davis find a home?
Now that Davis is now a Brooklyn Net, can this be the team he can stay on for more than three seasons? Brooklyn gives Davis the opportunities to rebuild his career and prove himself.
Davis has a chance of landing the starting power forward position for Brooklyn, but it is unlikely he can do that at the center position.
Jarrett Allen is likely to be the starting center for Brooklyn next season, showing bright signs of potential and possibly the face of the paint for Brooklyn in years to come.
The veteran big man will be one of the top power forward options for Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson. He is an aggressive big man who can play the traditional 4 role.
Davis is not a strong shooter, which Atkinson will have to work around in his pace-and-space offense, but that will only have limited impact for Brooklyn.
It is expected Davis will have more of an impact on the defensive end of the floor. Brooklyn has struggled with its frontcourt defense in the past couple of seasons. Sean Marks hopes that Davis can fill that need.
Since Davis is signed on a one-year deal, he will have to have a big year in order to be re-signed. Due to his age and his position, Davis is not likely to remain a Brooklyn Net after next season. Marks is looking to target a big-ticket frontcourt player in 2019.
Now, what kind of year should Davis have to raise his chances of returning? It will vary based on his role. If he is starting, the expectations will be higher and Brooklyn will lean heavily on him down low.
If he comes off the bench, Atkinson will want Davis to get eight to 12 points per game and have a big impact on both ends of the floor.