Albert Nahmad: Bol Bol is expected to accept a two-way contract from DEN (~$410K max payout). But if he doesn’t, DEN would need to issue him a Required Tender (a 1-year, $898K non-guaranteed contract offer) by 9/5 to keep him RFA, which he could accept through 10/15.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets announce that they have signed P.J. Dozier to a training camp deal and Tyler Cook to a two-way contract. The expectation is that second-rounder Bol Bol will also sign a two-way deal meaning the Nuggets could keep their final roster spot open for now.
Mike Singer: #Nuggets expected to sign Summer League standout Tyler Cook to two-way deal, per league source. Team has track record of converting two-way deals to standard contracts. It’s possible he ultimately competes for 15th spot on roster.
Michael Singer: The #Nuggets have signed P.J. Dozier to a training camp contract, a league source told @DPostSports. He’ll have a chance to make the roster or earn a two-way spot. More soon @denverpost.
Miami, which has been cycling through a few young prospects, has four open roster spots to use for training camp invitations and if it chooses, two-way contracts. The Heat is expected to allow training camp invites - including Heat summer league players Kyle Alexander, Chris Silva and Jeremiah Martin - to compete for at least one two-way contract.
The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guards Damion Lee and Ky Bowman to Two-Way contracts, the team announced today.
The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday they have signed free agent Justin Holiday to a contract and signed Naz Mitrou-Long to a two-way contract.
Scott Agness: Pacers reached agreement with Naz Mitrou-Long on a two-way contract, league sources told @Shams Charania and me. He’s their second two-way guy, along with Brian Bowen II.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have signed DaQuan Jeffries and Vic Law to Exhibit 10 contracts. In addition, Amile Jefferson has signed his two-way contract with the Magic.
Chuck Cooperstein: For the moment, after the waiving of Daryl Macon, Mavs will decide between Josh Reaves and Isaiah Roby who gets the 15th roster spot and who gets the two way deal
The Oklahoma City Thunder has waived two-way player Donte Grantham, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Chuck Cooperstein: Mavs announce signing of Antonius Cleveland to a 2 way. He had a good summer and when he played for Mavs in 2018 they did like him quite a bit before he got hurt and was waived. Right now have Roby, Reaves and Macon fighting for 15th spot and other two way
Tim Cato: The Mavericks are signing Antonius Cleveland to a two-way deal, league sources tell me and @ShamsCharania.
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Clippers have re-signed forward Johnathan Motley to a two-way NBA contract, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Zylan Cheatham and guard Josh Gray to two-way contracts. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Shams Charania: Undrafted Boston College guard Ky Bowman has signed a two-way NBA contract with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Shams Charania: Guard Brandon Goodwin has agreed to a two-way NBA deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium. Goodwin played in 16 games for the Nuggets last season.
Eric Nehm: The Bucks have waived Bonzie Colson. Frank Mason III and Cam Reynolds are in their two two-way slots and 14 of 15 NBA roster spots (when Korver becomes official) are filled.
Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Lakers have claimed Kostas Antetokounmpo off free agency waivers, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Jordan McLaughlin: Excited to be joining the @Timberwolves this season! Thank you for this opportunity and I look forward to contributing to the vision. 🙏🏽🏀 Jon Krawczynski: McLaughlin has signed a 2-way contract. Good opportunity for him on a PG-thin team after he played well in Summer League.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Dallas Mavericks have waived forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, who’s on a two-way NBA deal.
Sources telling @Eurohoopsnet that the NBA champions Toronto Raptors are planning to claim Kostas Antetokounmpo off waivers
Roy Parry: According to league sources, Amile Jefferson's reported deal with the Magic will be a two-way contract. That will close out the team's two-way contract slots; the Magic reportedly reached a two-way deal agreement with guard Josh Magette earlier this week.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Cam Reynolds has agreed to a two-way deal with Milwaukee, agent @JamesDunleavy3 tells ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Henry Ellenson is signing a two-way contract with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell ESPN.
Nets Daily: Ellenson, who Woj reports will sign two-way with Nets, is fourth RocNation client on Nets roster, joining @Kyrie Irving @Caris LeVert and @Wilson Chandler
Bobby Marks: Sacramento roster is now up to 18 players- including Kyle Guy and Wenyen Gabriel who are on a Two-Way. Forward BJ Johnson is on a $1.4M non-guaranteed contract with no trigger dates for protection.
Connor Letourneau: Per a source, the Warriors haven't decided whether they'll keep Julian Washburn on a two-way contract for next season. It's possible Golden State opens 2019-20 with Ky Bowman as its only two-way contract player.
Andrew Greif: Another Clippers signing: Amir Coffey to a two-way contract. Coffey has looked impressive in stretches during summer league.
Chris Vivlamore: The Hawks do expect to sign a second two-way player. Staff scouring summer league for candidate.
Gary Washburn: The #Celtics have agreed to a two-way contract with second-round pick PG Tremont Waters, according to an NBA source.
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.
September 18, 2021 | 5:41 pm EDT Update
You’re here for at least the next five years now that you’ve signed an extension. Do you allow yourself to think – or dream – about what might come over that time span since you’ve talked openly about wanting to win a title in New York? Have you allowed yourself to think about how things might progress? Julius Randle: Obviously, it’s a process. Everything is a process. We’ve been building this from the ground up. But for me, personally, that is the expectation (winning a title in New York). That’s what I want to happen within that time frame. There’s a lot of things, factors that go into that. So obviously you’ve got to weigh that stuff in.
Julius Randle: But as far as myself, I know Thibs (Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau) is thinking (it as well), it’s just win at all costs. For me personally, that’s just how I prepare myself. I prepare myself to compete at the highest level of our game. Like I said, there’s a lot of factors (that go into winning an NBA title). But I trust Leon (Knicks president Leon Rose), I trust Thibs, Wes (Knicks vice president William Wesley), our coaches, Scott (Knicks GM Scott Perry) – all these guys, I trust. That was part of my process in thinking of signing the extension and that’s my goal, that’s our goal as a team and the guys that are around us. We want to be able to say that we won a championship here in New York. I don’t think there’s any better feeling than that.
Did you guys see the video clip of Trae Young at the Garden with WWE? Do you care about that stuff? Julius Randle: Yeah I see it. But honestly, I don’t care. Obviously, that’s (for) entertainment purposes and all that (stuff), so I let people enjoy it. For me, honestly, I don’t care. I honestly didn’t even watch it. Knicks fans, they’re going to make a big deal out of it – they didn’t like it (laughs). But it’s all fun and games and hopefully they enjoyed it.
September 18, 2021 | 12:10 pm EDT Update
The Rockets have officially re-signed guard Dante Exum and waived Tyler Bey to create a roster space for him, according to the NBA’s transactions log. Hoops Rumors’ JD Shaw was the first to report the Bey transaction (Twitter link). With John Wall not expected to play for the team this season as it seeks to trade him, the Rockets were in the market for another point guard. The Rockets’ interest in Exum surfaced on Tuesday.
When the Timberwolves traded up to get Leandro Bolmaro last November in the 2020 NBA Draft (yes, it was less than a year ago… it still feels weird), the question was would it be a year or two before Bolmaro came over from Barcelona to play in the NBA. The answer is one. Minnesota reached a deal and Bolmaro will be with the Timberwolves in training camp, the team announced Saturday. This is not a surprise; he was expected to come over this season. He will be playing on a rookie scale contract.
September 18, 2021 | 8:54 am EDT Update
There are reports that Anthony Davis will play center for the Los Angeles Lakers this coming season with LeBron James taking the power forward position. In the past AD said that he does not love playing the five but can do it if needed. Lakers legend James Worthy thinks that the best option is to use the former number one pick in the post. “I think initiating Anthony Davis in the post is the best option,” Worthy said on Spectrum SportsNet. “I’ve never been one of those players to say ‘I don’t wanna play three, I wanna play four. I wanna play.’ I don’t know what the problem is, maybe who he defends or where he is on the floor. I think the five is a good spot for him. Because other fives don’t have a shot at guarding him.
“You want to make opponents make adjustments. Him at the five shooting three is going to pull Gobert out and they’re going to have to put somebody small on him and he can take advantage of that. I think he needs to look at what position best suits the team and what position best suits how they wanna play before he just says ‘Ahh, one or the other.’”