Back in July, the Kings extended a qualifying offer to 23-year-old guard Terence Davis, making him a restricted free agent, and revealing their intent to keep him in Sacramento long-term. According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday, Kings general manager Monte McNair is doing exactly that.
Free agent guard Terence Davis has agreed to a two-year, guaranteed deal to stay with the Sacramento Kings, his agents Rich Beda, Steven Heumann and Austin Brown of @CAA_Basketball tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 4, 2021
Based on what was reported through the first several days of free agency, there didn't appear to be a lot of interest in Davis from competing teams around the league, but his restricted status with the Kings certainly contributed to that. The Kings acquired Davis from the Toronto Raptors at the trade deadline last season for a 2021 second round pick.
Davis averaged 11.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.0 steals on .439 shooting from the field, and .372 shooting from three in 21.5 minutes per game over 27 games for the Kings last season.
Terence Davis is only 6-4 and best utilized in the backcourt, but he saw hefty minutes on the wing in three guard lineups last season, a role he will likely play a lot of again in 2021-22 considering the Kings' current logjam at guard. According to Basketball Reference, Davis split time pretty evenly between SG and SF after he was acquired by the Kings in March.
Update: HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto reports that the deal is for two years, $8 million.
The Sacramento Kings and free agent guard Terence Davis have agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal, league sources told @hoopshype. The short-term deal will allow Davis to become an unrestricted free agent at 26. https://t.co/JbWl94a2gf
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) August 4, 2021