Johnny Davis: Interview with Tom Thibodeau, Knicks ‘went really well’

CHICAGO — Wisconsin sophomore shooting guard Johnny Davis is a straightforward kid with a straightforward game.

Very good defender. Solid scorer. A dive-to-the-floor scrappiness. A deadly shot from mid-range. Nothing too flashy.

So when teams asked him an offbeat question about his personal life during the NBA Draft Combine interviews in Chicago, Davis didn’t deviate.

“They asked me what would be my ‘wild’ moment,’’ Davis said. “It’s realizing I’m in the NBA. And playing against anybody who’s been there. I just made sure I go through interviews with my head on straight.’’

The 20-year-old Davis staged his pro day Saturday, though he didn’t do shooting or drills, as part of agent Jeff Schwartz’s Excel Management stable. The Knicks, who also interviewed him Thursday, attended. Davis is in the Knicks’ range with the No. 11-overall draft pick, but he has interviews with teams ahead of them, including the Spurs at No. 9.

Davis said it was an honor to meet coach Tom Thibodeau, who can’t walk down the Chicago streets without getting stopped as a former Bulls coaching star.

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“It went really well,’’ Davis said. “It was nice to see familiar face [in Thibodeau] and somebody who’s been part of the game for a while. It was amazing to talk to him after seeing what he’s done with a lot of teams. He’s a very recognized coach in the league.
“I heard from people he likes…

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