The Magic Of Don Nelson: Warriors Sign Jermareo Davidson, Waive DeMarcus Nelson

K ShakranSenior Analyst IJanuary 5, 2009

The Golden State Warriors announced the signing of forward Jermareo Davidson to a 10-day contract, while placing guard DeMarcus Nelson on the waivers list.

Davidson, who played in the NBA D-League, averaged 16.2 points and 10.8 rebounds in 15 games for the Idaho Stampede. He led the D-League in double-doubles (10) and ranked third in rebounding.

Davidson, who was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft, was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats, along with Bay Area fan favorite Jason Richardson, for Brandan Wright.

Nelson, the highly praised rookie point guard, averaged 4.1 points and 1.1 assists in 13.1 minutes per game. He was also the starting point guard for the Warriors in the opening game of the season against the New Orleans Hornets.

The signing of Davidson could mean fewer and fewer minutes for Anthony Randolph. Davidson, like Randolph, possesses athleticism and length at 6'10''. However, Davidson has more experience to accompany his landing in Oakland. Randolph has none.

A month ago, the Warriors decided to waive Richard Hendrix, the 6'9'' rookie out of Alabama (drafted 42nd overall). However, the Warriors still owe Hendrix money next season since they gave him a guaranteed contract. He has a partially guaranteed deal for the 2009-2010 season.

With the signing of Davidson to a 10-day contract, is Don Nelson trying to point out that Davidson is a better player than Hendrix?

Is he trying to point out that Rob Kurz is better than Hendrix for the Warriors?!

Marcus Williams is up next.