The dominoes continue to fall in the wake of the Kawhi Leonard departure. The Raptors are reportedly signing undrafted free agent Terence Davis to a two-year deal with a full guarantee in the first year, per Shams Charania.
Sources: Undrafted Ole Miss guard Terence Davis has agreed to a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, with full guarantee in Year One. Davis turned down two-way deals during the June NBA Draft; now signing full contract.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 8, 2019
The addition of Davis bolsters the Raptors’ wing depth even further, following the recent signings of Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. In his senior year at Ole Miss, Davis averaged 15.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists while hitting 37.1 per cent from deep. At 6’4″, Davis is an agile defender on guards and possesses a powerful frame capable of hanging with smaller forwards.
To say that Davis is a freak athlete may be an understatement. The dude can jump out of the gym. His offensive game may not be polished, but Davis is already an effective finisher at the rim and projects to be a solid shooter off of the catch. Davis also averaged 1.8 steals per game in his senior year at Ole Miss; the defensive end of the floor is where he will be able to make an immediate impact.
Ironically, Davis played earlier on Sunday for the Denver Nuggets in the Summer League before signing with the Raptors, dropping 22 points off of 5-7 shooting from deep. Masai Ujiri ain’t waiting around people.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 8, 2019
Fred VanVleet is famous for coining the phrase ‘bet on yourself’ after spurning potential two-way deals in order to get a shot at cracking the Raptors full roster. Davis is now following in his footsteps, reportedly rejecting two-way deals during the draft process in order to end up in Toronto. With the inclusion of Davis, the Raptors are showing a clear intent to restock their depth with young, versatile players but maintaining long-term financial flexibility.