ES Chalon-Sur-Saone has had a great stretch during the last few weeks of the season winning the last three games to improve its record to 17-16. With just one game remaining in the regular season, Chalon is in a must win situation if they are to make the playoffs. They sit in the ninth spot in the standings, but only eight teams make the playoffs.
Unfortunately, Brandon Davies has been in street clothes during the ever so important winning streak. He has been out of the lineup for the last three games thanks to the return of Eric Dawson from injury, according to Bebasket.fr. While Davies is clearly good enough to earn rotational minutes, only five Americans can be on an active roster. Since Chalon now has six healthy import players, Davies is the odd man out. Read the full story below.
After the move to France, Davies has played in just 14 games and hasn’t really made a massive impact. He is averaging 9.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting from inside the arc, 24 percent from distance and 69 percent from the free-throw line. He also has contributed 4.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steal in 22.5 minutes per night. Not exactly what was expected after some very impressive moments during the early part of the NBA season.
His best game with Chalon came in a 100-78 win over Boulogne when he totaled a game-high 21 points on 7-for-13 shooting from the floor, including a make on his only 3-point attempt while shooting 6-for-7 from the charity stripe. He also chipped in with four rebounds, four assists and a steal in 25 minutes.
During his season in the NBA, he appeared in 27 games (six starts) and averaged 5.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting from inside the arc, 23.5 percent from 3-point range and 64.9 percent from the free-throw line. He added 3.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and .7 steals in 15.7 minutes a night.
Those numbers were better with the 76ers where he averaged 6.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting from 2-point range, 23.3 percent from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent from the free-throw to go along with 3.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and .9 steals on 19 minutes.
His most impressive showing of the NBA season came with the 76ers in a two-point loss to the Orlando Magic. That night, he finished with 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the floor, including a make on his only 3-point attempt and 1-for-4 from the free-throw line. He also had four rebounds, a steal and an assist in 29:17 of action.
All statistical information from Eurobasket.com and Basketball-reference.com.