Suns Sign Ty-Shon Alexander To Two-Way Deal

NOVEMBER 24: Alexander has officially signed his two-way contract with the Suns, according to the NBA’s transactions log.

NOVEMBER 22: The Suns have agreed to sign undrafted rookie guard Ty-Shon Alexander to a two-way contract, according to Matt Babcock of Babcock Hoops (Twitter link). Alexander essentially confirmed the report, quoting Babock’s tweet and thanking the Suns for the opportunity.

Alexander played his college ball at Creighton, declaring for the draft this year after his junior season. In 31 games (34.7 MPG) for the Bluejays, he averaged 16.9 PPG, 5.0 RPG, and 2.3 APG on .431/.399/.860 shooting.

Mike Schmitz of ESPN, ranking Alexander as the ninth-best undrafted prospect, praised his “smooth shooting stroke and stellar defense,” suggesting he has the tools to develop into a three-and-D off guard.

Tariq Owens finished the 2019/20 season as Phoenix’s only player on a two-way contract, but didn’t receive a qualifying offer, so the club will likely look to sign a second two-way player to join Alexander.

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5 thoughts on “Suns Sign Ty-Shon Alexander To Two-Way Deal

    • Luke Adams

      Standard rookie minimum is $898,310, though most UDFA deals would be non-guaranteed.

      Two-way contracts are worth $449,115.

  1. Sillivan

    Suns are more like 9th seed than playoffs teams?

    5th seed: Jazz
    6th seed: Blazers
    7th seed: Rockets
    8th seed: Mavs

    Assume that Harden and Westbrook are not tradable because Rockets demand too much.

    • azsportsfan91

      suns are a 5th seed they have great coaching and never underestimate a team that plays extremely hard. I see blazers falling to 8 or 9th

  2. formerlyz

    wow. Phoenix really making an effort to add defensive versatility. Like the fit for them, as they dont have much at the 2/3 position behind Booker. Ty-Shon Alexander reminds me of Josh Richardson, maybe a little KCP. I actually originally had him being drafted in the 1st round at 19 to the Nets, and then 22 to Denver, so obviously, I think highly of this signing. Still surprised he wasnt drafted

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