The Celtics will trade Deyonta Davis, the first pick of the second round, to the Grizzlies, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. Boston sent picks No. 31 and 35 to Memphis in exchange for the Clippers’ 2019 first-rounder that the Grizzlies owned, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman (Twitter link).
The 6’11” freshman from Michigan State had been projected as a mid first-rounder. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress had Davis ranked 11th in his most recent list of top 100 prospects, and ESPN’s Chad Ford put Davis 16th in his top 100.
The 19-year-old Davis averaged 7.5 points and 5,5 rebounds during his lone season with the Spartans. He has NBA size, but scouts say he needs to get stronger and become a better finisher in the lane.