One of the most notable additions to the NBA’s most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement, which went into effect at the start of the 2017/18 league year, is the two-way contract.
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.
Since the inception of the two-way deal, several two-way players have proven crucial to their respective teams’ success. Quinn Cook, Tyrone Wallace, Danuel House, Allonzo Trier, Gary Clark, and Edmond Sumner are among those who have parlayed two-way contracts into NBA deals over the last two years.
NBA teams have begun to fill in their two-way slots for the 2019/20 league year, so we’ll track all those deals in the space below. Some two-way players from 2018/19 inked two-year contracts and remain under contract for this season, while others have been newly signed.
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 who are in the first year of two-way contracts that cover two years (the maximum length), will be noted with an asterisk once that info is confirmed.
This tracker will continue to be updated throughout the 2019/20 league year, and can be found anytime in the “Hoops Rumors Features” menu on the right-hand sidebar of our desktop site, or in the “Features” menu on our mobile site.
Here are 2019/20’s two-way players:
- Charlie Brown Jr., G/F
- Matt Mooney, G *
Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder
- Tariq Owens, PF