After being drafted by the Warriors in the late second round, Trayce Jackson-Davis has landed a four year deal with the team, including two seasons guaranteed, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Rookie Trayce Jackson-Davis has agreed to a four-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, including two guaranteed seasons, his agents James Dunleavy and Max Lipsett of @excelbasketball tell ESPN. Jackson-Davis was the 57th pick out of Indiana U. in the June draft.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2023
Second round picks in the NBA are not guaranteed two seasons in the league unless they reach individual contracts that lock them in, unlike first round picks who are guaranteed four year deals, with team options on the third and fourth years.
Essentially, Trayce got the league minimum contract for a first rounder despite being the second-to-last pick in last month’s draft. While his agents absolutely deserve credit, the contract is also a testament to the fact that Trayce has established himself as a known commodity in the draft, more so than most of the second rounders picked ahead of him.
This deal only further underscores the fact that Golden State seems like a perfect fit for Trayce. Other teams reportedly wanted to give him a two-way deal that would not have guaranteed any NBA time for the Indiana star, but The Warriors clearly have a plan in place to develop Trayce into a full-time NBA player.
Considering how elite recruits have taken note of Mike Woodson’s turning Jalen Hood-Schifino into a borderline lottery pick, it’s safe to assume that future big men visiting campus will learn the details of Trayce’s contract.
With just two seasons of college coaching under his belt, he now has two former players in the league, for the next two seasons guaranteed.