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Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Anthony Brown has agreed to a two-way deal with Minnesota, a league source tells ESPN.
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Matt Costello to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Derrick Walton Jr. to a Two-Way Contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Bulls are continuing to fill out the margins of their roster, agreeing to sign former Villanova point guard Ryan Arcidiacono to a two-way contract, a source with knowledge of the agreement told The Athletic. Arcidiacono played for the Bulls’ Summer League team in Las Vegas after going undrafted in 2016 and playing last season in the G League with the Austin Spurs. Arcidiacono had previously signed a deal to play the upcoming season in Italy with JuveCaserta Basket, but the team was recently excluded from the Italian league Serie A due to financial concerns.
Ira Winderman: The Heat have signed UCF 3-point specialist Matt Williams. Deal could get him to Sioux Falls, with $50,000 max guarantee. Not a 2-way deal.
Ira Winderman: As long as deals do not include guarantees in excess of $50,000, could then be converted to two-way or made into an affiliate G-League deal. twitter.com/IraHeatBeat/st…
Chris Reichert: The Sacramento Kings will sign Jack Cooley to a two-way contract, per league sources
Brad Turner: Clippers considering signing 6-7 forward Alex Poythress to a 2 way contract, per source. He played for 76ers in summer league in Las Vegas.
The Brooklyn Nets have signed Yakuba Ouattara to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
Free agent guard Luis Montero is signing a two-way contract with the Detroit Pistons, source told HoopsHype.
Rod Beard: My understanding is that Derek Willis’ deal is an affiliate contract. He’ll likely go to #Pistons training camp and be on @grdrive roster.
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed rookie guard Kadeem Allen to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Selected in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft, Allen averaged 9.8 points (45.3% FG, 42.7% 3-PT, 74.1% FT), 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 30.0 minutes over 34 games (33 starts) as a redshirt senior at the University of Arizona. The Wildcats guard spent his first two collegiate seasons at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan.
The Denver Nuggets have signed rookie Torrey Craig to a two-way contract, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Craig, 6-6, 215, appeared in six games (two starts) for the Nuggets’ 2017 Las Vegas Summer League entry, averaging 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 22.2 minutes per game.
A couple of agents I spoke to at NBA Summer League last week said they would not encourage their clients to sign two-way contracts this coming summer. Their pleas, in some cases, will fall on deaf ears, while other agents don’t have the same negative feelings about it. Still, even some team employees will admit that the contracts may not be as player-friendly as they seem.
“If I were an agent, I’d be trying to convince players not to sign those,” one Western Conference team executive told me. Of course, that didn’t stop his team from already signing one player to such a deal.
“There’s good and there’s bad,” one agent who recently had a client sign a two-way contract told me. “On one hand, when teams are looking to make call-ups, you’re locked into the one team. But on the other, if the team really likes you, you have to do anything you can to get your foot in the door.”
One agent suggested to me that the top G-League players — those who make the G-League All-Star team and those who have been considered “call-up candidates” on a year-round basis — won’t sign two-way deals. Among the two-way deals signed or reported so far, that seems accurate. Only one player listed on the G-League’s “Top-25 Prospect Watch” from last season has signed a two-way deal (Josh Magette at No. 19).
Jody Genessy: Can confirm that the Jazz will sign Royce O’Neale to a three-year deal (one fully guaranteed) and Eric Griffin to a two-way contract.
Chris Reichert: Summer League standout Eric Griffin will sign a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz, per league sources
Tony Jones: The Utah Jazz and Eric Griffin have agreed to a Two-way contract in principle, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune
Chris Dempsey: I am confirm the #Nuggets deal with summer league standout Torrey Craig, and add that it is a two-way contract.
Olgun Uluc: There’s confidence from Torrey Craig and the Nuggets that a contract will be signed soon, sources said. Hold off appears to be logistical.
Brad Turner: Clippers signed Jamil Wilson to a two-way contract, per source. The Clippers are also considering siging Isaiah Hicks to a two-way deal.
Tony Jones: SL over, the Jazz are hoping to sign Eric Griffin to a two-way contract, sources tell The Tribune. Griffin has other NBA interest as well
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: LA Clippers Summer star Jamil Wilson intends to opt-out of his Euroleague deal with Bamberg to sign a NBA two-way contract.
The Golden State Warriors have signed rookie forward Chris Boucher (boo-SHAY) to a two-way contract, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Nick Friedell: Bulls announce they have signed Antonio Blakeney to a two way contract. espn.com/espn/now?nowId…
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Alex Caruso to a two-way contract, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
The Lakers are signing Alex Caruso, their summer league sensation, to a two year deal. It’ll be a two-way contract so he can also develop in the GLeague.
Chris Reichert: Caruso becomes the second player to sign a 2-year, two-way deal along with Sumner in Indiana #GLeague
Candace Buckner: The #Wizards have signed rookie F Devin Robinson (Univ. of Florida) to the team’s second ‘two-way’ contract, The Post has learned.
Chris Vivlamore: The Hawks do expect to sign another player to a two-way contract as with Josh Magette.
Riley on possibly signing a player to a two-way contract soon, “I do think there is a possibility that this week or next week we might sign one.”
While James signing a two-way deal gives the allusion that he’ll be spending time in the G League with the Northern Arizona Suns, that’s likely not going to happen. A source tells Ridiculous Upside that James will begin the first 45 days of the regular season with the Phoenix Suns where he could receive as much as $275,000, the maximum amount allowed for two-way deals. After those 45 days, the Suns will have an option to convert James to a standard NBA contract for the remainder of the season, otherwise he’ll become a free agent.
Utah State graduate Jalen Moore has signed a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, anticipating to spend time with the Bucks and Milwaukee’s NBA G-League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd. Moore is just one of two players within the Bucks organization with a two-way contract, joining former Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig, who signed his contract on July 6.
Jeff McDonald: For the nerds tracking this stuff: Hearing reports of Spurs signing Jaron Blossomgame to a two-way G-League deal are not accurate.
Chris Reichert: Suns 2nd round pick Alec Peters will sign two-way contract for the 2017-18 season, per league sources
Chris Reichert: San Antonio Spurs 2nd round pick Jaron Blossomgame will sign two-way contract with SAS, per league sources
Jeff Goodman: Milwaukee Bucks announce they have signed Bronson Koenig to a two-way contract.
Jake Fischer: The Milwaukee Bucks have finalized a two-way contract with former Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig, per his agent Keith Kreiter.
Doug Smith: Raptors have 1st player on 2-way deal. Malcolm Miller, 6-7 SF with Alba Berlin last year, D-League (Maine) and Celtics summer league before
Chris Reichert: Mike James’ deal with the Phoenix Suns will be on a two-way contract, per league sources
Ben Standig: Wizards announce they signed F Mike Young to a two-way contract. Undrafted from Pitt. 6’9″, 235. 7th all-time scorer in Pittsburgh history.
Candace Buckner: #Wizards are signing F Michael Young (Pitt) as the team’s first two-way contract player.
“I am definitely confident in myself and I have a lot to add to a team,’’ Kornet said. “That’s on my mind to show I’m worth a top-15 roster spot. That’s honestly my goal still to show I can contribute to an NBA team. That’s the biggest thing going into training camp.’’
The idea by commissioner Adam Silver partly is to keep more players from heading to Europe for larger paydays. If a player is on an NBA roster 45 days, a source said he’d make in the $250,000 range. “It’s a really good position for a team to have developmental guys and for players who would rather go overseas for a better salary,’’ Kornet said. “It’s a great spot for teams to have more guys committed to development and easier for players to be confident to stay.’’
Earl K. Sneed: Per @MavsPR, the @Dallas Mavericks have signed big man Johnathan Motley to a two-way contract.
New York Knickerbockers General Manager Steve Mills announced today that the team has signed undrafted rookie forward/center Luke Kornet to a Two-Way contract. Kornet, 7-1, 250-pounds, averaged 8.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.64 blocks over 24.1 minutes in 128 games during his four-year career at Vanderbilt University. The Lantana, TX-native averaged 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.00 blocks in 35 starts this past season, earning All-SEC and All-SEC Defensive honors. He holds the NCAA record for three-pointers made by a 7-footer with 150, and is the Commodores’ all-time leading shot blocker with 210.
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The Brooklyn Nets have acquired guard/forward Allen Crabbe from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson. Crabbe joins the Nets after spending the first four seasons of his NBA career with Portland. In 226 games (24 starts), the 25-year-old Crabbe has registered averages of 8.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.8 minutes per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field, 41.1 percent from 3-point range and 84.8 percent from the free-throw line.
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has re-signed forward Troy Williams. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Rockets originally signed Williams to a 10-day contract on March 10, before securing him for the remainder of 2016-17. In six games with three starts as a Rocket, Williams averaged 9.7 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 50.0% from the floor and 38.1% from 3-point range. He had a career-high 21 points while shooting 6-of-9 from behind-the-arc in his Rockets debut at Phoenix on April 2.
The drama between LeBron James and Kyrie Irving appears headed to an ugly breakup, and in this age of social media, a breakup isn’t official until the “unfollow” button is clicked. On Tuesday, NBA fans took notice to the fact that Kyrie Irving isn’t following LeBron James on Instagram. While it’s impossible to tell if Irving unfollowed LeBron without an earlier screenshot, it’s definitely suspect as Irving follows his other Cavaliers teammates.