Former MSU, Muskegon forward Davis reportedly traded to Sacramento

Tribune News Service • Jul 19, 2018 at 12:26 AM

(TNS) — Deyonta Davis is on the move and will now have a different former Michigan State player alongside him in the frontcourt.

Davis, the Muskegon native and former Michigan State forward, was traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday as part of a three-player trade, according to ESPN.

Davis will move to Sacramento along with guard Ben McLemore, plus cash and a 2021 draft pick, in exchange for guard Garrett Temple.

The move ends a two-season run for Davis with the Grizzlies, after the team acquired him with the No. 31 pick in the 2016 draft. Davis spent one season in East Lansing prior to that before declaring for the NBA.

In 98 games over two seasons with the Grizzlies, Davis averaged 4.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, playing an average of 12.1 minutes per game. In the NBA summer league, which wrapped up this week, Davis averaged 7.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

Davis is entering the final year of his three-year rookie contract, after which he will be a free agent.

In Sacramento, Davis will be reunited with former fellow Michigan State big man Zach Randolph. The first two one-and-done players in Tom Izzo's tenure played together in Memphis in 2016-17, before Randolph signed a free agent deal with the Kings after that season.

The move comes soon after Memphis added another former Spartans big man to its roster, when it drafted Jaren Jackson Jr. at No. 4 overall last month in the NBA draft.

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