2017/18 NBA Two-Way Contract Tracker

The NBA’s latest Collective Bargaining Agreement introduced a new type of contract the league’s lexicon: the two-way deal.

As we explain in depth in our FAQ, two-way contracts allow NBA teams to carry two extra players in addition to the 15 on their regular season roster. These players spend most of their time with the club’s G League affiliate, but are eligible to join the NBA roster for up to 45 days per season, and remain under team control — they can’t be poached by rival franchises.

Over the last several weeks, many teams have been making use of this new kind of contract by securing players to two-way deals, locking up their rights for the next one or two seasons. Not every team has made a two-way signing so far, but by the time the NBA regular season gets underway, we’ll likely see 60 players around the league on two-way contracts.

With several two-way signings already completed, and many more to follow, we’ll use the space below to track each team’s two-way players for the 2017/18 season. If a signing hasn’t been officially announced as a two-way contract, but has been reported as such, we’ll make a note of that, and update the info as necessary.

This tracker will continue to be updated throughout the 2017/18 league year, and can be found anytime in the “Hoops Rumors Features” menu on the right-hand sidebar.

Here are 2017/18’s two-way players:

Atlanta Hawks

  1. Josh Magette, PG
  2. Empty

Boston Celtics

  1. Kadeem Allen, G
  2. Jabari Bird, SG

Brooklyn Nets

  1. Yakuba Ouattara, SG
  2. Jacob Wiley, PF

Charlotte Hornets

  1. Marcus Paige, G
  2. Mangok Mathiang, C

Chicago Bulls

  1. Antonio Blakeney, SG
  2. Ryan Arcidiacono, PG

Cleveland Cavaliers

  1. John Holland, G/F
  2. Empty

Dallas Mavericks

  1. Johnathan Motley, PF
  2. Empty

Denver Nuggets

  1. Torrey Craig, SF
  2. Monte Morris, PG

Detroit Pistons

  1. Luis Montero, SG
  2. Dwight Buycks, PG

Golden State Warriors

  1. Chris Boucher, PF
  2. Empty

Houston Rockets

  1. Demetrius Jackson, PG
  2. Empty

Indiana Pacers

  1. Alex Poythress, F
  2. Edmond Sumner, PG

Los Angeles Clippers

  1. Jamil Wilson, F
  2. Empty

Los Angeles Lakers

  1. Alex Caruso, G
  2. Empty

Memphis Grizzlies

  1. Kobi Simmons, PG
  2. Vince Hunter, PF

Miami Heat

  1. Derrick Walton Jr., PG
  2. Empty

Milwaukee Bucks

  1. Empty
  2. Empty

Minnesota Timberwolves

  1. Anthony Brown, SG
  2. Empty

New Orleans Pelicans

  1. Jalen Jones, G/F
  2. Charles Cooke, SG

New York Knicks

  1. Luke Kornet, C
  2. Empty

Oklahoma City Thunder

  1. Daniel Hamilton, G/F
  2. Empty

Orlando Magic

  1. Adreian Payne, PF
  2. Empty

Philadelphia 76ers

  1. James McAdoo, PF
  2. Empty

Phoenix Suns

  1. Mike James, G
  2. Alec Peters, PF

Portland Trail Blazers

  1. C.J. Wilcox, SG
  2. Empty

Sacramento Kings

  1. Jack Cooley, PF
  2. JaKarr Sampson, SF

San Antonio Spurs

  1. Matt Costello, C
  2. Darrun Hilliard, G/F

Toronto Raptors

  1. Malcolm Miller, SF
  2. Lorenzo Brown, PG

Utah Jazz

  1. Eric Griffin, F
  2. Nate Wolters, G

Washington Wizards

  1. Devin Robinson, SF
  2. Michael Young, F
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4 thoughts on “2017/18 NBA Two-Way Contract Tracker

  1. GuruGray

    Luke, I have a few questions I was hoping you could answer pertaining to players on two-way contracts. Are players on 2 way deals eligible to make post season appearances if they are below the 45 day restriction? And are they eligible to be traded?

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    • bravesfan88
      bravesfan88

      Hopefully your questions get answered, because I can’t figure out any answers to either question…

      If I had to make my best educated guess, and I think I heard that they can before, but I would say that these players can in fact be traded. That’s because the team still holds that player’s rights, even though it’s only on a two-way contract.

      Now, I’m not sure what would happen if a player on a 2-way contract gets traded to a team that already has both their 2-way contract slots filled!?!?…That is also a really good question, I would like to find out!!

      So, are the 2-way players eligible for the playoffs, if they haven’t exceeded their allotted number of days on the roster??

      And, if 2-way players are eligible to be traded, what happens if they are traded to a team that has already filled both their allotted 2-way slots???

      Those are 3 really good questions, but hopefully someone can find the answers somewhere!!!

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      • Luke Adams

        Teams aren’t allowed to carry more than two two-way players, so I’m assuming if a team traded for a two-way player, that team would have to either trade or waive one of its own two-way guys.

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    • Luke Adams

      I somehow missed this comment until now. The answers:

      1. Two-way players aren’t eligible for the playoffs. They’d need to be moved to the 15-man roster.

      2. Two-way players CAN be traded.

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