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. Players whose two-way contracts are for two years (the maximum), are noted with an asterisk.

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:

Updated 6-22-18

Atlanta Hawks

  1. Josh Magette, PG
  2. Andrew White, G/F

Boston Celtics

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

Brooklyn Nets

  1. Milton Doyle, G
  2. James Webb III, SF

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. Jalen Jones, SF *

Denver Nuggets

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

Detroit Pistons

  1. Kay Felder, PG
  2. Reggie Hearn, SG *

Golden State Warriors

  1. Empty
  2. Empty

Houston Rockets

  1. R.J. Hunter, SG *
  2. Markel Brown, SG

Indiana Pacers

  1. Edmond Sumner, PG *
  2. Ben Moore, F

Los Angeles Clippers

  1. Tyrone Wallace, PG
  2. Empty

Los Angeles Lakers

  1. Alex Caruso, G
  2. Gary Payton II, PG

Memphis Grizzlies

  1. Kobi Simmons, PG *
  2. Myke Henry, F *

Miami Heat

  1. Derrick Walton Jr., PG
  2. Derrick Jones, SF

Milwaukee Bucks

  1. Xavier Munford, SG
  2. Marshall Plumlee, C

Minnesota Timberwolves

  1. Anthony Brown, SG
  2. Empty

New Orleans Pelicans

  1. Charles Cooke, SG
  2. Empty

New York Knicks

  1. Luke Kornet, C
  2. Isaiah Hicks, PF

Oklahoma City Thunder

  1. Daniel Hamilton, G/F
  2. P.J. Dozier, SG

Orlando Magic

  1. Jamel Artis, SF
  2. Empty

Philadelphia 76ers

  1. Demetrius Jackson, PG
  2. Empty

Phoenix Suns

  1. Alec Peters, PF
  2. Danuel House, SF

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. Empty

Utah Jazz

  1. Erik McCree, F
  2. Georges Niang, PF

Washington Wizards

  1. Devin Robinson, SF *
  2. Empty

Asterisk (*) denotes two-year contract.

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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?

    • 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!!!

      • 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.

    • 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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