According to agents James Dunleavy and Max Lipsett, the Golden State Warriors have agreed to a four-year contract with second-round pick Trayce Jackson-Davis (Twitter link). According to Wojnarowski, the first two years of the contract will be guaranteed.
Jackson-Davis, who was selected with the 57th overall choice in last month’s draft, just completed an outstanding four-year college career at Indiana. The 6-foot-9 big averaged a double-double (20.9 PPG, 10.8 RPG) with 4.0 APG and 2.9 BPG in 32 games (34.5 MPG) as a senior in 2022–23.
In 2023, Jackson-Davis was a first team All-American and a Big Ten All-Star who won the Karl Malone Award as the best power forward in college basketball.
The Wizards gave up their draft rights to Jackson-Davis to Golden State in return for money.
If it weren’t for the NBA’s new second-round selection exception, which allows teams to extend contracts up to four years, the Warriors would have only been allowed to offer Jackson-Davis a two-year, minimum-salary contract this offseason. A team option will be granted during the contract’s penultimate year.