Hawks waive big man Davis

Big man Deyonta Davis appeared in nine games with the Hawks last season.

The Atlanta Hawks waived power forward Deyonta Davis, the team announced in a news release Monday.

Davis appeared in nine games this past season, averaging 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds.

He was originally drafted with the first pick of the second round (No. 31 overall) in 2016. He spent his first two seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies, then spent most of this year in the G League with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

Davis signed a multi-year deal after a couple of 10-day contracts with the Hawks. He had a non-guaranteed salary of $1.6 million for next season, which would have become partially guaranteed had he remained on the Hawks’ roster past July.

The Hawks own the Nos. 8, 10 and 17 overall picks in the first round of the June 20 draft.