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Trayce Jackson-Davis to sign three-year deal with Warriors after being selected at 57
The Warriors sent cash to the Wizards for the 57th pick, which they then used to select the Indiana native.
It took more than three hours Thursday, and into Friday morning, but Trayce Jackson-Davis now has clarity on where he’ll be playing basketball next.
No, his hometown Indiana Pacers didn’t select him at 47 or 55. It would’ve come 32 years after they selected his father, Dale Davis, 13th overall. And Dale wore No. 32.
The Pacers, who have excess frontcourt players and limited open roster spots, instead selected Mojave King and then Isaiah Wong.
And so around 12:15 a.m., as teams continued to draft other players, Jackson-Davis tweeted: “Y’all will regret it… I promise you.”
The Golden State Warriors, the team he began the pre-draft workout process with, ultimately was able to trade back into the draft to select him with the 57th overall pick. The TV broadcast was at commercial when this happened so he never heard his name announced by Mark Tatum, the NBA’s Deputy Commissioner.
The Warriors sent cash considerations to the Washington Wizards for the rights to the second-to-last pick in the draft.
Jackson-Davis plans to sign a three-year deal with a team option in Year 3, a league source told Fieldhouse Files.
And new Warriors general manager Mike Dunleavy Jr., a former Pacer, said Jackson-Davis will be part of the 15-man roster right away. That’s important because players selected after about 40 are typically signed to a two-way or non-guaranteed contract.
Oh, and Jackson-Davis’ agent? That’s James Dunleavy — Mike’s brother.
This is the perfect example of a tax team using the new Second Pick Exception.
The 23-year-old forward spent draft night surrounded by friends and family at a restaurant in downtown Indy. His IU teammates even rode up from Bloomington on a bus to be there and celebrate alongside their leader.
This is a very strong situation TJD is joining.
Coached by Steve Kerr, learning from one of the all-time greats in Steph Curry, playing in one of the best arenas in the country at the Chase Center while living in San Francisco. Rent will be high and it’s far from family and friends, but he’s joining a well-run franchise that is all about winning.
Click here to read my feature on Jackson-Davis, who said “I know I can help a team.”
Watch what he had to say following his workout for the Pacers:
And at the NBA Draft Combine in mid-May: