Kings waive Davis, acquired from Grizzlies in July

Deyonta Davis shot 61 percent from the field last season for the Grizzlies, his second in the NBA.

The Sacramento Kings have waived big man Deyonta Davis, the team announced in a news release.

Davis is 6-foot-11 and spent his first two seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies. He appeared in 62 games and averaged 5.8 points and 4.0 rebounds last season, shooting 61 percent from the floor.

With young power forwards/centers such as Marvin Bagley, Harry Giles and Willie Cauley-Stein on the roster, Davis would likely have had a hard time finding minutes with the Kings.

Davis played college ball at Michigan State and was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the first pick of the second round in 2016. He was acquired by the Kings along with Ben McLemore as part of trade that sent Garrett Temple to the Grizzlies on July 17.