“I like that he can score, number one, before anything else,” Rivers said of Bass. “I just thought he was one of those guys there that can score. Great pick-and-pop player. Not bad in iso situations away from the basket. We need that coming off the bench. I like that he just plays hard; low maintenance, just plays hard every night.” -Doc
"low maintenance", I find it fitting that Doc used that phrase to describe Bass (who was traded for Davis and Wafer).
Sounds like that's a subtle slight to Davis. I imagine there was much more of a strained relationship there behind the scenes. Davis clearly couldn't listen to himself (weight clause, self-discipline), so I'd imagine it made it that much harder for him to listen to Doc, especially given that he wanted a bigger role on the team.
I firmly believe Doc got sick of this guy and had a big hand in his movement.