The Clippers’ Ricky Davis has been suspended for five games for violating the NBA’s drug program, the league said Monday. No additional details were immediately available.
Though the suspension won’t affect the Clippers on the court — Davis has been out because of a sore left knee — it could cloud his future with the organization. Davis, 29, a 6-foot-7 swingman making $2.3 million this season, had been considered a disappointment before the knee injury sidelined him. In 13 games with the Clippers he has averaged 4.3 points.
As Dillman suggests, Davis was unlikely to see any action over the next five games. This matters only insofar as it might save the Clippers a few shekels, cost Davis a few more and, as Dillman states, possibly “cloud his future with the organization.” So to speak.