Malik Newman Signs Two-Way Deal With Lakers

JULY 1: The Lakers have officially signed Newman to a two-way contract, the team announced today in a press release. Having not tendered qualifying offers to Caruso or Payton, the Lakers appear poised to have new players in both two-way slots for 2018/19.

JUNE 22: The Lakers will add Kansas guard Malik Newman on a two-way contract, tweets Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Newman, 21, spent just one season with the Jayhawks after transferring from Mississippi State. He put up 14.2 points per game this year and shot 42% from 3-point range. He helped the Jayhawks reach the Final Four with a 32-point performance against Duke in the regional finals.

Alex Caruso and Gary Payton II are the Lakers’ current two-way players, with their contracts set to expire at the end of June.

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6 thoughts on “Malik Newman Signs Two-Way Deal With Lakers

  1. Grant

    How do you find out which two way contracts are set to expire? Can’t find any info on which one were multiyear and which ones were 1 year and they don’t show on spotrac

  2. CubsRebsSaints

    If a guy this talented went undrafted, it makes you think about how talented all these guys really are. He has to be in the right spot with the right coaches and mentors. He was very good at Kansas last year. I think he should have stayed, but he has potential to be a good scorer/NBA player.

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