Report: MSU’s Davis gets $4M guaranteed from Grizzlies

The Detroit News
Deyonta Davis

Things worked out OK for Deyonta Davis after all.

Davis, who left Michigan State after his freshman season, fell out of the first round in last month’s NBA draft. But Memphis traded with the Celtics for the first pick in the second round, chose Davis, and on Sunday agreed to terms with him on a three-year, $4 million deal, according to Yahoo Sports.

Unlike most agreements with second-round picks, Davis’ deal is fully guaranteed, according to the story. As a second-round pick, Davis can enter free agency one year earlier than if he had been selected in the first round.

Previously, Rockets forward Montrezl Harrell had the richest guaranteed deal for an American-born second-round pick at $3.1 million for three years.

The 6-foot-11 Davis averaged 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 35 games for the Spartans.