10:21am: The Hawks have officially signed Davis to a 10-day contract, the club announced today in a press release. The deal will run through Thursday, March 28.
8:57am: The Hawks are set to sign G League big man Deyonta Davis to a 10-day contract, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter). Atlanta opened a spot on its 15-man roster on Monday when Tyler Zeller‘s 10-day deal expired, so no corresponding move will be necessary.
Davis, 22, was selected with the 31st overall pick in the 2016 draft and appeared in 98 total games in two seasons for the Grizzlies, averaging 4.3 PPG and 3.2 RPG in 12.1 minutes per contest. However, Memphis traded him to the Kings during the 2018 offseason and he was subsequently waived.
Having failed to catch on with an NBA team for the 2018/19 season, Davis headed to the G League, where he has appeared in 43 games for the Santa Cruz Warriors. The former Michigan State standout has recorded 9.7 PPG, 7.4 RPG, and 1.3 BPG in 23.4 MPG for Golden State’s NBAGL affiliate.
With their spot in the lottery fairly secure, the Hawks have been using 10-day contracts to audition various players during the season’s second half. Davis will be the fourth player to sign at least one 10-day deal with Atlanta in 2019, joining Zeller, Jordan Sibert, and B.J. Johnson. Johnson’s second 10-day pact is set to expire this Thursday night, so the Hawks will open up another roster spot at that time.
Davis will earn $85,458 on his 10-day contract with the Hawks.