James Ham: The Sacramento Kings have signed Kyle Guy to one of their two-way contracts. Not bad for the 55th overall pick. He’s made a nice impression.
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed center Naz Reid to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Reid, 19, appeared in 34 games as a freshman for Louisiana State in 2018-19, averaging 13.6 points and a team-high 7.2 rebounds in 27.2 minutes.
Rod Beard: #Pistons also announce they have signed forward Louis King to a two-way contract. Jordan Bone will be the other two-way signee, but that paperwork is still stuck on I-75.
JD Shaw: The Philadelphia 76ers have signed free agent center Norvel Pelle to a two-way contract, his agent, @bjbass2 of RBA Sports, tells @HoopsRumors.
The Indiana Pacers announced Monday they have signed forward Brian Bowen II to a two-way contract. In addition, the Pacers signed forward JaKeenan Gant and guard C.J. Wilcox to Exhibit 10 contracts.
Brad Townsend: OK, clarification from source on Josh Reaves/Mavs. He will be classified as an Exhibit 10 player. Exhibit 10 deals are one-year for the minimum salary, but can only be converted to a two-way deal before the regular season begins. If that happens, then Macon or Kostas would be waived.
Shams Charania: Undrafted Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell has agreed to a two-way NBA contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Jeremy Woo: League sources: the Indiana Pacers have agreed to a two-way contract with Brian Bowen, who spent last season with the Sydney Kings.
Alex Kennedy: Some more info: Zylan Cheatham is signing a two-way contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Chris Haynes: Undrafted forward Dean Wade out of Kansas State has agreed to a two-way contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Anthony Chiang: Heat announces it has signed Duncan Robinson to a standard NBA contract. Brings roster to 14 players.
Mark Berman: From the #Rockets: The Rockets claimed guard Trevon Duval off waivers as a two-way player; he was eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft following his freshman season at Duke; he played for Houston in the NBA Summer League prior to signing as a two-way player with Milwaukee in July.
Kelly Iko: Trevon Duval, who was previously waived by Milwaukee, has been claimed by the Houston Rockets, league sources told The Athletic.
The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on guard Trevon Duval. The undrafted rookie from Duke originally signed a Two-Way contract on July 24, 2018.
Gina Mizell: #Suns announce they have waived point guard Jawun Evans, who was on a two-way contract. Evans appeared in seven games with Phoenix and 32 with the G League affiliate.
Mark Berman: Agent Raymond Brothers confirms @Danuel House back with the #Rockets: "They just converted his contract for the rest of the year. Very happy to get Danuel back in a Rockets uniform. He's from Houston. He loves the Rockets. Hopefully they can make a run for a title this year"
Kelly Iko: Danuel House likely to have his two-way contract converted as early as tomorrow, league sources told The Athletic.
Shams Charania: The Houston Rockets are converting Danuel House’s two-way contract, signing him to a deal that covers the remainder of the season, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA. Conversion for rest of season.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed guard Deonte Burton to an NBA contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Atlanta Hawks are converting the two-way contract of rookie guard Jaylen Adams into a regular NBA deal, league sources tell ESPN. Adams will get a partial guarantee on the 2019-20 season. Adams was undrafted out of @BonniesMBB.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Pacers are signing two-way guard Edmond Sumner to two-year NBA contract, with a team option for next season.
Michael Scotto: The Toronto Raptors and Chris Boucher agreed to a two-year deal, which allows him to be converted to a standard NBA contract this season and includes a partial guarantee for next season, a league source told @TheAthleticNBA.
Shams Charania: Sources @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium: The Raptors and forward Chris Boucher have agreed to a multiyear NBA contract, converting Boucher to a full deal from his two-way.
Mark Berman: Raymond Brothers, agent for #Rockets forward @Danuel House in a text message: "Rockets initially offered Danuel a 3-year league minimum non guaranteed deal. Last offer was a 3-year league minimum guaranteed deal. Both rejected."
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets failed to reach an agreement with Danuel House, Jr. today, source said. He will remain on a two-way contract and play for the Vipers. Rockets expect to sign a wing to a 10-day contract tomorrow, source said.
James Edwards III: According to sources, the #Pistons are signing former MSU point guard Kalin Lucas to a two-way deal, cutting Zach Lofton.
Rod Beard: Been on a 3-hour flight but confirmed that #Pistons are replacing Keenan Evans' two-way contract with Isaiah Whitehead's.
Shams Charania: Sources @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Memphis Grizzlies are planning to sign G League Austin's Julian Washburn to a two-way NBA deal.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Deng Adel to a Two-Way contract, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today. Adel (6-7, 200) has played in 25 games (24 starts) this season for the Raptors 905 of the NBA G League, averaging 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 31.6 minutes per game. He played three years collegiately at Louisville, where he averaged 11.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 26.8 minutes per game over 89 games (71 starts). The Khartoum, South Sudan native originally went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft.
In a minor roster move, the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to sign G League player Deng Adel to a two-way contract and waive Jalen Jones, league sources told cleveland.com. Adel will ink his contract Tuesday, the final day for teams to sign players to new two-way deals, and is expected to report to the Canton Charge.
Jones did nothing wrong with the Cavaliers and everyone in the organization really liked him, including head coach Larry Drew. Jones averaged 5.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 13.4 minutes. He reached double figures in scoring twice over the last six games. But by rule, Jones started with just 34 days that he could spend with the Cavaliers and those were almost up. A league source estimated that Jones had just 10 days remaining with the Cavs before the team needed to make a decision between signing him to a contract or sending him back down to the G League until that season ended.
Jaron Blossomgame, Cleveland's other two-way player, still has more time that he can spend with the Cavs. But his days are also starting to run out. A source said the Cavs' plan for now is to either send Blossomgame back down Canton when his NBA time is up or he could be a candidate for the team's final roster spot, depending on what happens with Cameron Payne.
The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed guard Kadeem Allen to a Two-Way contract.
The Knicks are planning to sign Kadeem Allen to a two-way contract prior to the Jan. 15 deadline to add two-way players, sources confirmed. Allen was with the Knicks in training camp and signed an Exhibit 10 contract to remain with the Knicks' G League club. He averaged 13.7 points on 47 percent shooting, 5.7 assists 1.6 steals per game for Westchester.
Allen is also known as a strong perimeter defender. He will take the two-way spot that was vacated when the Knicks signed Allonzo Trier to a standard NBA contract. Allen, whose signing was first reported by The Athletic, will have roughly 23 days of NBA service available with this contract.
Shams Charania: Sources @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Knicks are signing G League Westchester guard Kadeem Allen to a two-way NBA deal.
The Rockets have begun talks with House’s agent on a new deal, two individuals with knowledge of the team’s plans said. If House remains on a two-way contract, he would be a restricted free agent in the off-season.
Even if House does not practice on Saturday, he could be out of NBA days by playing against the Cavaliers on Friday and in the back-to-back against the Magic and Grizzlies Sunday and Monday. That would require that the Rockets reach agreement on a deal for a standard NBA contract or keep House in the G League
Adrian Wojnarowski: After complications finalizing a new China Basketball Association contract, center Alan Williams has decided to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets on a two-way contract, league sources tell ESPN. He’s expected to be dressed for game against Toronto on Friday.
Priority Sports: A huge congrats to RJ Hunter for signing with the @celtics! Can't wait to see you back in green!
Brian Lewis: #Nets have yet to confirm or deny a European report that they’re signing 6-foot-8 forward Paul Zipser to a two-way contact.
Jared Terrell is on a two-way NBA contract, so there are times where he has no idea if he’ll be with the Timberwolves or the team’s G-League affiliate in Iowa. On Wednesday, he was back home in Boston, where the Celtics topped the Timberwolves, 115-102. The Weymouth native and former Rhode Island standout was active for Minnesota, with Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose both injured. It was an unexpected trip home for Terrell, who was undrafted and signed a two-way deal on July 5. “It’s been a couple of months [away] but it feels good to be home.” he said. “I couldn’t circle [the game] on my calendar because I’m a two-way player and I spent time with both teams, so I didn’t know if I’d be called up or not. It’s just one of those things that just happened.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Nets waived center Alan Williams on two-way contract, allowing him to finalize a deal to sign in China, league sources tell ESPN.
AEK Athens and Xavier Rathan-Mayes have mutually agreed to terminate the player’s contract, the Greek club announced. The announcement of AEK mentions that the club wanted to help Rathan-Mayes who is pursuing a deal in the USA. Eurohoops has learned that the player is in talks with the Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards in order to potentially land a two-way contract.
Brett Dawson: The Thunder will sign Donte Grantham to a two-way contract, sources tell @TheAthletic.
The Chicago Bulls have signed guard Brandon Sampson to a Two-Way contract. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a preceding move, the Bulls waived Two-Way player Tyler Ulis. Sampson (6-5, 184) went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft after playing three seasons at Louisiana State University. He has played in 18 games (18 starts) this season for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League, averaging 17.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 35.1 minutes per game. At LSU, Sampson played in 85 games (40 starts) from 2015-18. Over his career with the Tigers, he averaged 7.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists, scoring a career-high 24 points twice in the 2016-17 season.
Mike McGraw: Brandon Sampson, 6-5 guard from LSU, is going to be a #Bulls two-way player, replacing the injured Tyler Ulis.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Chicago Bulls are signing forward JaKarr Sampson of G League affiliate Windy City to a two-way NBA contract.
The Denver Nuggets have signed guard Brandon Goodwin to a two-way contract and have waived guard/forward DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Denver Nuggets are signing G League Memphis guard Brandon Goodwin to a two-way NBA contract. Goodwin was with the Nuggets prior to team signing Nick Young this week.
The Knicks this week are expected to convert Allonzo Trier’s Two-Way Contract to a standard NBA contract, a source told ZAGSBLOG. After going undrafted, the 6-foot-5 Arizona product is averaging 11.3 points and 3.1 rebounds for the Knicks (8-20). He has scored more than 20 points four times, including a season-high 25 with 8 rebounds and 4 assists against New Orleans on Nov. 23.
The Phoenix Suns today signed guard Jawun Evans to a two-way contract. Evans has played in 14 games this season with the Suns’ NBA G League affiliate, the Northern Arizona Suns.
Mark Berman: Guard/forward @Danuel House says he has signed his 2-way contract with the #Rockets: "It's cool. It's fine. I'm still excited to be home of course and still excited to be with the team."
Adrian Wojnarowski: Guard Andrew Harrison will sign a two-way deal with New Orleans, league source tells ESPN.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived Billy Preston and Andrew Harrison -- a pair of players on Two-Way contracts, league sources told cleveland.com.
With those spots available, the Cavs have signed Jaron Blossomgame and Jalen Jones to Two-Way contracts. Blossomgame, a 25-year-old forward, was a 2017 second-round pick by the San Antonio Spurs. He was recently acquired by the Canton Charge in exchange for John Holland.
The franchise signed Trier to a two-way contract this summer, which allows him to spend 45 days with the NBA team — a number he’ll soon exhaust. The exact date is murky — Trier gets credit for every day he spends with the Knicks, except travel days and off-days, which can be complex accounting with some latitude and self-policing on what qualifies as a rest day and one with team obligations. It could come as early as Dec. 6 but is more likely to fall somewhere in the week after towards mid-December. At that point the Knicks can leave him in the G League for the rest of the season or sign him to an NBA deal, for which they’d need to clear out a roster spot. The Knicks and Trier have had ongoing discussions on a new contract, according to multiple league sources, one that would take him off a two-way and on a standard NBA deal. The logistics of a contract could be complicated though. Trier, averaging 11.8 points-per-game and 10th in eFG% of all rookies averaging at least 10 minutes a night, has played well enough to earn leverage in talks.
He entered draft night in June with strong expectations that he would be selected by the Knicks. He believed he had received strong indications the Knicks would take him in the second round, with the 36th overall pick. “I don’t want to say it was a promise but it was — I don’t know what’s a guarantee,” he said. “I thought that’s where I was going for sure.” Trier says he was told by the Knicks that if he was still on the board then, they would take him. The Knicks didn’t make a promise to Trier, according to league sources, but did have him in strong consideration for the pick. “I didn’t think I would get past there, honestly,” he said.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Boston Celtics have waived guard Walter Lemon Jr., who was on a two-way contract.
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Marc Gasol is a name to watch. He just wiggled his way away from the Lakers and, according to an ESPN report, plans to remain in Spain while sorting out the next (and perhaps last) phase of his playing career. Gasol nearly signed with the Warriors last summer — and might have done so had Thompson not ruptured his Achilles before free agency. It may never materialize, but he has the exact passing acumen and center skill set that has traditionally fit Kerr’s offense best, similar to David West and Andrew Bogut.
Frank Vogel’s former assistant coach Jason Kidd left the Los Angeles Lakers to become the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks. He joined fellow former NBA stars Richard Jefferson and Kendrick Perkins on ESPN’s The Jump to talk about his visit to Slovenia for the signing of a 5-year $207 million super max extension with Luka Doncic. “One, [Slovenia] is a beautiful country,” Kidd recalled his visit to Luka’s homeland. “I had a lot of fun and spending time at dinner with Luka and also at the press conference. What an incredible 22-year-old. He’s wise before his years. So I’m just excited to have the opportunity to coach him.”
“It was incredible again. Another beautiful place,” Kidd said on ESPN’s The Jump. “I got to hang out with KP. We had a couple dinners, I got to see him work out. But I also got to just see him on his turf I think a lot of times we don’t get to see our Europeans their homes. So I got the opportunity to go over there and hang out and we had a great time. “KP’s incredible not just a basketball player but a person. We all know.. well, I just learned that he loves the fights, the boxing matches and stuff like that. You look at just learning something new about a person by going to their hometown was something that I was excited about doing and I had a great time.”
There’s no denying that Denver Nuggets stud Michael Porter Jr. is one of the brightest young talents in the NBA today. However, for those who may not be too familiar with his injury history, there was actually one point in his career that people doubted if he would ever be able to play again. Apparently, one of his biggest non-believers happened to be the head doctor for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Nuggets forward remembers that exact moment to this very day: “All Top 10 teams have their doctors there and they’re just evaluating me,” Porter said in a recent appearance on JJ Redick’s The Old Man & the Three podcast. “The guy from the Clippers was the head doctor and he’s the one that wrote the report, it’s like, ‘yeah, he probably will never play again.’”
In this Club Shay Shay clip, the new Phoenix Suns big man JaVale McGee tells Shannon Sharpe what to expect in his former Golden State Warriors teammate Klay Thompson’s return: “I expect the old Klay. I can maybe see him slacking on defense in the first month because in the offseason you don’t get those reps. But offensively, he didn’t hurt his arm, so that boy is going to shoot.”
UFC fighter Ryan Spann trains at the gym owned by ex-NBA star Deron Williams … and the light heavyweight contender once sparred with the hooper — AND GOT HIS BUTT KICKED!! “Deron whooped my ass one day. I’m dead serious. You can call him and ask him,” Spann told TMZ Sports.
Context? We talked to the 30-year-old, 6’5″, 205 lb. fighter just days before he’s set to face 6th ranked LHW, Anthony Smith … and we asked the 11th ranked fighter if he ever rolled around with 6’3″ Williams at their gym, Fortis MMA in Dallas. “I was training for a fight, and coach was like, ‘Deron, get in.’ And, I already knew he hooped, and I knew who he was, but I never got to go with him,” Ryan said, “I think it was my 2nd or my 3rd round with a fresh body, and you put Deron in, I was like, ‘Oh s**t, nice, I get a round off.’ Little did I know Deron used to wrestle. And, he was about 230 at the time.”
Gabrielle Union, the wife of former Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, recently opened up about the trauma she endured when Wade had a child with another woman during their relationship. Union and Wade weren’t married at the time, but they were several years into a relationship with each other. “In 2013, before we were married, Dwyane had a baby with another woman,” Union wrote in her new memoir. “It should go without saying that we were not in a good place in our relationship at the time that child was conceived. But we were in a much better place when he finally told me about the pregnancy. To say I was devastated is to pick a word on a low shelf for convenience. There are people — strangers who I will never meet — who have been upset that I have not previously talked about that trauma. I have not had words, and even after untold amounts of therapy I am not sure I have them now. But truth matters.”