June 23, 2016, 8:11 pm
The Celtics drafted Deyonta Davis at No. 31 and traded that pick and their No. 35 pick to the Grizzlies for a 2019 first round pick that originally belonged to the Clippers.
Davis at No. 31 is a steal for the Grizzlies and he could be playing big minutes in as soon as two seasons, if not next season. He can play defense, rebound and might be able to develop a jumper. He’ll draw a lot of Draymond Green comparisons coming out of Michigan State, but he doesn’t dribble or pass as well as Green did coming out of college. He averaged 1.8 blocks per game in just 18.6 minutes per contest, so he’ll have fantasy appeal for that reason and Tom Izzo’s system isn’t even geared up for defensive stats. In a deeper league and after a solid preseason he could be on the radar as a late-round pick, and he’s also worth a flier in Dynasty formats that allow transactions during the offseason. The ramp to value is there.