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# Deyonta Davis
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  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Drafted 31st overall in 2016
  • C
  • 6'11" / 237lbs
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  • 12/02/1996
  • USA
  • 31st pick, 2016
  • Michigan State
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DateLeagueTransaction
2016 NBA DraftNBADrafted 31st overall by Boston.
2016 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Boston, along with the draft rights to Rade Zagorac (#35), in exchange for a 2019 first round pick.
10th July, 2016NBASigned a three year, $3,922,842 contract with Memphis.
6th February, 2017D-LeagueAssigned by Memphis to Iowa Energy of the D-League.
15th February, 2017D-LeagueRecalled by Memphis from Iowa Energy of the D-League.
10th March, 2017D-LeagueAssigned by Memphis to Iowa Energy of the D-League.
13th March, 2017D-LeagueRecalled by Memphis from Iowa Energy of the D-League.
15th March, 2017D-LeagueAssigned by Memphis to Iowa Energy of the D-League.
18th March, 2017D-LeagueRecalled by Memphis from Iowa Energy of the D-League.
20th March, 2017D-LeagueAssigned by Memphis to Iowa Energy of the D-League.
26th March, 2017D-LeagueRecalled by Memphis from Iowa Energy of the D-League.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2015 - 2016Michigan State (NCAA)
July 2016Memphis Grizzlies (Summer League)
July 2016 - presentMemphis Grizzlies (NBA)
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January 20, 2018

We picked Davis in this list yesterday on account of the fact that Marc Gasol looked likely to miss the game. But as it happens, Gasol played….and yet Davis was good fantasy value anyway. On the night, Davis returned 5 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal and a block, for a fantasy point total of 27.1, raising his average over the last three games to 23.3. Memphis are nowhere, which means they might as well their legitimate prospects, and Davis is one. So his minutes should continue.

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November 24, 2017

Brandan Wright has a quad injury, and in his absence, the little-used Davis has been used in the rotation in the last two games. And Davis has responded. Grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking four shots in 29 minutes across the two games, Davis showed defensive potential both around the basket and on the perimeter, and also scored some in the second game, recording 14 points in only 15 minutes. A 19.5 fantasy point average across those two games is very useful for the minimum, and with Wright out again, Davis should play again. Let’s see if it sustains.

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June 29, 2017

Devonta Davis
C, 6’11, 237lbs, 21 years old, 1 year of experience

Didn’t play much, neither in the big league nor on assignment. But in the time he did play, Davis showed himself to be quite the rim protector. Big, long and athletic, Davis has shot blocking instincts, timing and recovery speed. The offensive skills aren’t much, but the mistakes low, and the mistakes recognised. A project worth keeping, and getting the opportunities to play and develop him more with court time would be another upside to a Gasol trade.

Player Plan: Two years of guaranteed minimum salary remaining. Keep and develop, and hope his growth makes a Wright trade for value possible.

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