Grading every Toronto Raptors move this offseason

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Signing Terence Davis

Terence Davis signed a two-year contract  — one year guaranteed — with the Toronto Raptors after not being selected in the 2019 NBA draft. He’s a 22-year-old prospect from the University of Mississippi, who went in the early to mid 2nd round in many mock drafts. 

After going undrafted, Davis was offered multiple two-way contracts from other teams. However, like current Raptor Fred VanVleet, Davis took a bet on himself. He turned down those contracts in hope of a full-time NBA deal. After an impressive Summer League, the Raptors were willing to oblige.

Davis is a defensive-minded grinder on the wing. He’s a little bit undersized at only 6-foot-4, but has good athleticism, great hands, and is extremely physical. An older prospect, he should step in from day one and make an impact on that side of the ball.

Offensively, he’s a solid, although unspectacular shooter at 37-percent from the college line. He was the Rebels second-leading scorer and handled the ball a lot. Projecting to the NBA, he’ll need to learn how to be more effective without the ball, primarily by working on that jumper.

A two-year deal with no guaranteed money in the second year, Davis is a low-risk proposition who might be able to make an impact early in his career. He doesn’t have the highest ceiling and will probably never become more than a role player. That’s okay. Picking up a potential role player on an incredibly team-friendly deal is a solid move by all accounts.

Overall grade: B