Trayce Jackson-Davis reportedly lands long-term deal with Warriors
Trayce Jackson-Davis was taken by the Golden State Warriors with the penultimate pick in last month’s NBA Draft. On draft night, Warriors GM Mike Dunleavy Jr. told reporters the organization picked (and traded into the slot to do so) Jackson-Davis to sign him to the 15-man roster.
On Wednesday, they did exactly that. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the former Indiana big man has agreed to a 4-year deal with the Warriors that includes 2 guaranteed years.
Rookie Trayce Jackson-Davis has agreed to a four-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, including two guaranteed seasons, his agents James Dunleavy and Max Lipsett of @excelbasketball tell ESPN. Jackson-Davis was the 57th pick out of Indiana U. in the June draft.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2023
“We’re not overly loaded in the frontcourt,” Dunleavy said on draft night. And even though Jackson-Davis is only 6-foot-9, he should provide some help on the boards.
Jackson-Davis was a consensus All-American and a 4-time All-Big Ten selection after a career that included an average of 17.9 points and 9.1 rebounds a game across 126 starts. Few forwards around the country were as consistent as the Greenwood native.
As a senior, he averaged 20.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 4.0 assists a game for a Hoosier squad that won 23 games.
Jackson-Davis did not play in either of Golden State’s 2 Summer League games at the California Classic because of a hamstring injury that was not believed to be serious. He could make his debut at the NBA2K24 Summer League in Las Vegas. The Warriors play on July 7 against the Lakers and then July 9 against the Pelicans.