Former Memphis guard Kendric Davis signed with the Golden State Warriors ahead of the team’s training camp. Golden State will start training camp on October 3rd.
Davis, who went undrafted in the 2023 NBA Draft, now signs with the Warriors alongside five other players. The terms of their deals were not disclosed, per the team. This summer, Davis played with Golden State during the NBA 2K24 Summer League in Las Vegas.
In his lone season with Memphis, Davis averaged 21.9 points and 5.4 assists per game.
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What Does This Mean for Davis?
The league only permits NBA teams to have three of these contracts, which means Golden State’s are full. They allow players to compete in the G-League and the NBA during the regular season.
Given the Warriors’ guard depth, it is unlikely that Kendric Davis will make the roster outright. And since the team can’t give him a two-way contract, Davis will likely play for the Santa Cruz Warriors – the team’s G-League affiliate – during the regular season.
Davis is likely on an Exhibit 10 contract, meaning he is on a one-year minimum salary contract. These contracts are non-guaranteed, which means the Warriors can waive Davis without taking a cap hit.
One cannot understate the value of a training camp experience for Kendric Davis. Competing with and learning from legends like Chris Paul and Stephen Curry will go a long way for the former Tiger’s development as a professional point guard. While he might not make the NBA roster, Davis will be able to showcase his skillset during training camp and the G-League season. Thus, he’ll have his chance to impress the Golden State front office.
Good luck, Kendric!