Omari Sanfoka II: The Motor City Cruise have acquired returning rights to former MSU big man Deyonta Davis in exchange for a 2023 third-round G League draft pick, the team just announced
Alykhan Bijani: The #Rockets have waived Deyonta Davis and Chris Chiozza, a source tells me and @Kelly Iko.
Shams Charania: The Houston Rockets have claimed third-year center Deyonta Davis off free agency waivers, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed forward Deyonta Davis to a second 10-day contract, it was announced today.
Shams Charania: The Atlanta Hawks are signing center Deyonta Davis of G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Davis, 22, has been one of the top big men in the G League this season.
The back-to-back NBA Champion Golden State Warriors have waived forwards Deyonta Davis, Danuel House Jr. along with guards Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Ulis, the team announced today. Davis who was originally signed on October 11, did not appear in a game for the Warriors. House Jr. played in three games (one start), averaging 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per game. Nunn saw action off the bench in three games, averaging 2.3 points in 9.6 minutes per game. Ulis appeared in four games (one start), averaging 3.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 10.2 minutes per game.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors sign free agent forward Deyonta Davis and waive guard Will Cherry. Cherry is expected to play for G-League Santa Cruz.
November 29, 2021 | 4:29 am EST Update
As Wes Unseld Jr. typically does after victories, he checked in with each player in the locker room. Often Unseld merely bumps fists with a player at that player’s locker, pats him on the back or says something along the lines of “good job.” But after the Wizards beat the Dallas Mavericks 120-114, with Bradley Beal playing a decisive role, Unseld had a specific message for his star.
Unseld wanted Beal to know Beal outdid himself this time — putting the team first by consistently making the “right” basketball play instead of trying to win the game all on his own. The scene illustrated the difficult adjustment Beal is trying to make, and it also showed how much Unseld appreciates his star’s efforts to make that adjustment.
“It’s a total mental transition from last year,” Beal said. “My mentality, obviously, was I had to score in order for us to be in games last year. For us to be in a game, not win a game. But to actually be competitive in a game, I had to score a lot of points. It’s not like that this year, and I have to take that mindset back at times.”
With reports that Jokic’s brothers are going to the Monday match after buying tickets, Heat veteran Udonis Haslem recently issued a stern warning to them. “I have nothing to do with that, man,” Haslem said to the Miami Herald. “We’re going to play a basketball game. “That’s over with. I don’t have nothing to do with that. I keep hearing about the Jokic brothers buying tickets to come to the game. They better stay in line and don’t come down there and start trouble. Miami is my city. It’s my city.”
Haslem has already expressed his respect for Jokic and a desire to move on from the issue. He reiterated that the Heat will go to play basketball, and that Jokic’s siblings should just enjoy the game and go home afterwards if they do intend to attend. “What the hell you buying tickets for?” Haslem continued. “To come do what? That’s my city. Don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing. Come enjoy the game and take your [butts] home. Ain’t nobody messing with your brother. We come to play basketball.”
Curry also seemed fired up to show he can excel on defense, too. After fielding criticism about his defense for most of his 13-year NBA career, Curry impressed the Warriors so much with his six steals, eight deflections and overall hustle that they acknowledged viewing him more as a defensive asset than a liability. “He’s one of the best defenders we have on our team now,” said Warriors forward Draymond Green, who is an early candidate to collect his second Defensive Player of the Year honor this season. “It’s beautiful to watch. When he’s giving the type of effort that he gives on that side of the floor, everyone else has to follow. It makes our defense that much better.”