"Guys are still trying to figure themselves out, myself included," Davies said of summer-league ball.
Luckily for him, he's not being judged based on his scoring average.
The Philadelphia native, who grew up in Utah, made the Sixers last season as an undrafted rookie by doing the things that typically don't show up in box scores. Davies played with energy, took charges, and came up with offensive rebounds.
That's why Iske isn't concerned that Davies' hard work in the gym had not translated into more points in the first three games.
"It won't be the first time you see a guy that's worked so hard at that and he comes in and struggles a little bit with it," he said. "But the thing for him is to not get too down on himself. Don't forget what got you in the league and what can keep you in the league."
The coach wants him to continue being an extra-energy guy who comes up with loose balls and takes charges.
"That's how he made his mark," Iske said. "And as long as he doesn't lose that, I think he still has a chance in this league."
Davies still wants to show that he has improved on both ends of the floor. He's also determined to prove that he can guard several positions.
"That's one of those things that will get you minutes - if you can guard," said Davies, a former Brigham Young player who averaged 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds for the Sixers last season. "So I'm trying to make sure I'm showcasing that and playing with high energy."
Sixers teammates K.J. McDaniels and Jordan McRae missed Wednesday's game with sprained ankles. Nerlens Noel sat out for precautionary reasons.