Scott Bordow: McDonough reiterated to me today that Suns want to sign Mike James to standard NBA deal before his two-way contract expires Dec. 6. My guess how they’ll do that: Create roster spot by dealing 1 of 3 centers.
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Michael Cunningham: Hawks sign Tyler Cavanaugh to “2-way” contract. He was in camp with them.
It took two more years, but James finally made it. Phoenix signed him to a two-way, 45-day contract, but his play already has convinced the Suns that they want to keep him beyond the 45 days. General Manager Ryan McDonough told azcentral sports Friday that he hopes the team can negotiate a deal with James. Maybe then James will look back on what it took him to get here. Then again … “I don’t reflect a lot,” James said. “I probably should. Maybe when I’m retired, I can look back and say I did that and that and that.”
Free-agent guard Briante Weber has agreed to a two-way contract with the Houston Rockets, league sources told ESPN.
Chris Reichert: The Milwaukee Bucks are signing Joel Bolomboy to a two-way contract, per league sources
Steve Popper: While we were flying, the Knicks announced the signing of UNC’s Isaiah Hicks to a two-way contract – the last roster spot available.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Wade Baldwin has agreed to a two-way contract with Portland, league source tells ESPN.
The Cavaliers signed guard London Perrantes to their second “two-way” contract, which means he can spend up to 45 days in the NBA and the rest with the Canton Charge in the “G” League. A team source confirmed Perrantes’ signing — first reported by The Vertical. He was waived by the Spurs during the preseason.
Shams Charania: Sources: Cleveland and former Virginia guard London Perrantes are finalizing a two-way NBA contract. Perrantes was a Spurs’ cut out of camp.
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Vander Blue to a two-way contract, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Blue played five games for the Lakers in the preseason and was a fixture on the team’s championship entry in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Brett Dawson: Thunder has signed P.J. Dozier to a two-way contract.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed Gary Payton II to a Two-Way contract. Payton II, 24, originally signed with Milwaukee on April 2 and played in six games during the 2016-17 season where he averaged 3.3 points, 2.2 assists and 2.0 rebounds. He appeared in four preseason games and averaged 7.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Golden State Warriors and guard Quinn Cook have agreed to a two-way NBA contract. Cook played in camp with Atlanta.
The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard Jamel Artis to a two-way contract, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today.
Royce Young: The Thunder are in talks with PJ Dozier for their final two-way spot, league sources tell ESPN.
Shams Charania: Sources: After strong preseason, Mavericks rookie Gian Clavell has agreed to a two-way NBA contract with Dallas.
Michael Scotto: Former Knicks guard Jamel Artis has agreed to a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic, a league source told @BBallInsiders.
Adam Zagoria: After getting waived by the Knicks, Jamel Artis has agreed to a two-way contract w/ Orlando, league source confirms. First by @Michael Scotto
“Knowing what I know now and knowing what my dreams are, where I want to be, you have to take this,” Pullen said of the two-way contract. “I tell people all the time, there are three ways to the top — the escalator, elevator, stairs. Some people gets the elevator. Some get the escalator. So walk up all of the flights of stairs. The NBA is an important thing to me now. It’s a dream that I want to come true. So I’ll take the stairs.”
Michael Scotto: Los Angeles Clippers are converting guard C.J. Williams to a two-way contract, a league source told @BBallInsiders.
Manny Navarro: #Heat announce they’ve waived DeAndre Liggins, Erik McCree and Tony Mitchell. The roster stands at 17 with Derrick Walton Jr. (two-way contract) and Matt Williams Jr. still on the team.
The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on Bronson Koenig. The undrafted rookie from the University of Wisconsin originally signed a Two-Way contract on July 6.
Tony Jones: The Utah Jazz and Nate Wolters are coming to terms on a two-way contract, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune.
The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Jalen Moore on Sunday, ending the forward’s two-month tenure with the team after signing a two-way contract in July.
While the announcement was something of a surprise, it was something Moore had been pondering for a while. Ultimately, it was his call to step away. Moore, who went undrafted out of Utah State, says he has been battling anxiety. However, he didn’t realize the severity of the issue until recently. During college, Moore pushed his feelings down, chalking them up to nervousness or regular stress.
Over the course of this summer, his anxiety worsened to the point where basketball, which had always been his escape, wasn’t helping anymore. Moore began to get help and received the full support of the Bucks, but he ultimately realized he needed to focus on his own well-being. “It (anxiety) was kind of running my life and I was like, ‘This is not the way I want to live,’ ” Moore said.
Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks have requested waivers on Jalen Moore. Undrafted out of Utah State, Moore was originally signed to a Two-Way contract on July 8.
Joe Vardon: Cavs signed JOHN Holland to one of two two-way deals. Complicates Felder, Tavares spots on team
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed Josh Magette to a two-way contract, and has also signed Tyler Cavanaugh, it was announced today by General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk.
Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today that the team has signed forward James Michael McAdoo to a two-way contract and also agreed to terms with guard James Blackmon Jr. Per NBA rules, teams are permitted to sign two players to two-way contracts in addition to the 15-man NBA regular-season roster. A two-way player for the Sixers will provide services to the team’s G League affiliate – the Delaware 87ers – but can spend up to 45 days with the Sixers, not including any time spent with the Sixers prior to the start of Sevens’ training camp or following the conclusion of the Sevens’ regular season. McAdoo is the first player that the Sixers have signed to a two-way contract.
Chris Reichert: Dwight Buycks deal with the Detroit Pistons will be on a two-way contract, per league sources
The Sixers are signing power forward James Michael McAdoo to a two-way contract, according to his agents, Tandem Sports and Entertainment, which tweeted the news Saturday morning. An NBA source Saturday afternoon said it wasn’t official yet but would happen.
Tom Moore: #NBA source: #Sixers signing James Michael McAdoo to 2-way contract isn’t official yet but should be soon.
Scott Agness: Pacers signed 6-7 forward Alex Poythress to a two-way contract, per release. He was in training camp, and played for Mad Ants last year.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets announce the 2-way contract with Demetrius Jackson for RGV. Former Notre Dame guard had solid yr with Maine in D-League last season.
Darren Wolfson: Told former #Twolves forward Adreian Payne is close to signing a 1-year, 2-way contract w/ Orlando. @David ‘Dubi’ Pick first to hint at Magic news.
Chris Reichert: The Brooklyn Nets have officially signed Jake Wiley to a two-way contract the team announced. @MattNorlander was 1st to report while back
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard CJ Wilcox to a two-way contract, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. Wilcox (6-5, 200) holds career NBA averages of 2.0 points (37.0% FG, 33.3% 3-PT, 81.3% FT), 0.5 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 5.7 minutes in 66 games over three seasons with the LA Clippers and Orlando Magic.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard CJ Wilcox has agreed to a two-way deal with Portland, league sources tell ESPN.
Chris Reichert: Hearing that Jalen Jones two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans is for two years, per a league source
Brad Turner: Clippers make it official that they have signed Willie Reed to a contract, and signed Jamil Wilson to. 2-way contract.
The Thunder on Thursday signed guard Daniel Hamilton to a two-way contract, the first in team history, that will allow him to spend up to 45 days with the NBA team this season while continuing to play for the Blue in the developmental G League.
The New Orleans Pelicans have signed free agent forward Jalen Jones to a two-way contract. Jones, 6-7, 220, was a member of the Pelicans’ 2017 Summer League team, appearing in six contests and averaging 13.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in Las Vegas.
The Charlotte Hornets are signing former North Carolina guard Marcus Paige and former Louisville center Mangok Mathiang to the NBA’s newly-created two-way contracts, an informed source told the Observer. Those contracts – each of 30 NBA franchises can have two two-way deals – means Paige and Mathiang will play primarily for the G-League Greensboro Swarm next season.
Rick Bonnell: Source: @Charlotte Hornets signing UNC’s Marcus Paige and Louisville’s Mangok Mathiang to two-way contracts. Story coming.
The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed guard Ryan Arcidiacono (ar-chee-dee-ACK-uh-no) to a Two-Way contract. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Arcidiacono (6-3, 195) appeared in five games for the Bulls’ Summer League squad this year and averaged 5.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.80 steals and 24.0 minutes per contest.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the team has signed forward Anthony Brown to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Brown, 24, spent most of this past season with the Erie BayHawks in the NBA G League, averaging 20.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 37.7 minutes over 24 games. He signed with the New Orleans Pelicans on November 21, appearing in nine games and averaging 3.9 points and 2.5 rebounds before being waived on December 9. He was signed to a 10-day contract by Orlando on January 22, averaging 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in two games.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Undrafted Dayton guard Charles Cooke has agreed to a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell ESPN.
The Sacramento Kings today announced that the team has signed forward Jack Cooley to a two-way contract. Cooley joins the Kings after a productive tournament during the 2017 NBA Las Vegas Summer League in Las Vegas, where the 6-10, 274-pound forward registered 9.2 points (.640 FG%, 1-1 3pt, .619 FT%), 6.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 17 minutes in five games. He posted two double-doubles, highlighted by 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-5 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block against Phoenix (7/7/17) and 13 points (4-8 FG, 1-4 3pt, 4-8 FT), a game-high 11 rebounds, two steals and one block versus the Suns (7/14/17). The 2017 Summer League marked Cooley’s fourth consecutive year competing in the event.
Chris Reichert: Jalen Jones’ deal with the New Orleans Pelicans is a two-way contract, per league sources. @Orazio Cauchi reported signing initially
Mark Berman: NBA sources confirm #Rockets agreed to 2way contract w/guard Demetrius Jackson. 2016 2nd-round pick by Celtics who waived him.Played n 5games
Michael Scotto: Houston Rockets and Demetrius Jackson have agreed to a two-way deal, league sources told @BBallInsiders.
Adam Zagoria: Former Notre Dame PG Demetrius Jackson signed a 2-way contract with Houston, agent Kieran Piller confirmed.
Gary Washburn: The #Celtics are “working” on a two-way contract with second-round pick and former Cal standout Jabari Bird, according to league source.
RaptorsMR: The @Raptors have signed Lorenzo Brown to a two-way contract.
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
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After voicing his displeasure, Lillard was well aware his criticism would draw the ire of the league office and perhaps result in a fine. But he didn’t seem to care. When his postgame interview was over, he turned to CJ McCollum at the locker next to him and offered the following: “Go ahead and fine me,” he said. “I’ve got the check ready to go.”
Lillard scored 30 points, making 11 of 27 field goals, in the defeat. But despite his high volume of field goals, he attempted only three free throws, a fact that left him incredulous as he left Wells Fargo Center. “I got to the rim a lot,” Lillard said. “And I’m getting smacked in my head, smacked on my shooting hand when I’m going to the basket. Guys (are) knocking me to the ground every other play. Like hard. And (officials) know I’m trying to score. It’s impossible for me to shoot two or three free throws. It’s impossible. As much as I got to the rim and as much as they know that I’m trying to score, it’s impossible for me to get the (crap) beat out of me as often as I do.”
When asked if he felt he had earned the right to get the benefit of the doubt from officials at this stage of his career, Lillard scoffed. He said a foul is a foul, no matter who you are, and he simply wants officials to do their jobs. “I don’t want to look at it like, I’m this person or I’m that (so) you’re supposed to call these fouls,” he said. “I think a foul is a foul. I know it’s tough. They’ve got a tough job, man. But I’m not one of these guys out here trying to sell them on every call … I’m playing to score the ball. I ain’t trying to be out here hitting the ground every other play, because that’s not what I’m going out here trying to do. I’m not going to be falling out the air to get two free throws and hitting the ground the way I’m hitting the ground. I’m getting hit. I don’t want to keep doing it.”
The Sixers (10-7) scored the game’s first 16 points en route to their 101-81 decision Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center. The Blazers (10-8) posted season lows in total points and field-goal percentage (33.7). The Sixers allowed their lowest point total this season. “I thought our offense was a C-minus,” Brown said. “I thought our defense was an A, and we are looking for two As.” But he’s still going to cherish this victory. “I thought at times our offense was sloppy,” Brown said. “But we beat the fourth-best team in the West by 20 points. I’m greedy, but I ain’t stupid.”
Westbrook led the Thunder with 34 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Durant finished with 21 points and five rebounds. First, Durant and Westbrook appeared to exchange some words during the second quarter of OKC and Golden State’s first meeting of this season. After Westbrook forced a turnover, he was shown on the broadcast saying something as Durant walked away and laughed. Per reporters at the game, the Thunder guard made KD laugh by shouting or shaking his head “No” at the crowd.
Late in the second quarter, Westbrook denied a post entry into Durant and the ball sailed out of bounds. Westbrook turned to the Warriors’ bench and yelled, “No!” Durant pointed at Westbrook while just smiling. Westbrook was then fouled on the other end by Draymond Green. Green didn’t like the call, and he began clapping in the vicinity of Westbrook, and the reigning MVP began clapping back at him. The two had a few words before Westbrook went to the foul line to take his shots.
Halfway in, Westbrook was guarding Durant on the right wing and he almost stole the ball, slapping it out of bounds. The two began jawing at one another and inching closer. Soon, they were forehead to forehead, talking trash. Durant was seen saying, “You’re a p—y.” Westbrook responded, “You’re soft.”