Wednesday , Aug , 24 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Davis bolsters Pistons’ bench

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – Veteran free agent forward Dale Davis
reportedly signed a two-year deal with the Detroit Pistons.

According to The Detroit Free Press, Davis is set to make $3.5 million in the
upcoming season.

The 36-year-old Davis, who has spent most of his 14-year NBA career with the
Indiana Pacers, will provide a major presence inside for the Pistons. The 6-
foot-11, 252 pounder has averaged 8.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game over
his career, which also included stints with Portland and Golden State.

Last year, after being released by New Orleans in March, Davis signed on
with Indiana and posted 6.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 29.2 minutes in 25 games.

Davis, who opted against going to Seattle and Cleveland, will be reunited with
former Portland teammate Rasheed Wallace in Detroit.

The signing of Davis fills out the Pistons’ roster, meaning the club will
probably not go after free agent guard Michael Finley from Dallas.