Game, Playoff Appearance Limits For Two-Way Players Lifted

The NBA’s Board of Governors, a group comprising all 30 team owners and league commissioner Adam Silver, has green-lit a deal to remove the 50-game cap on players signed to two-way contracts, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. The Board of Governors will also now let those players join their clubs’ playoff rosters.

Last week, we relayed that the league planned to loosen the restrictions for players on two-way contracts, but was still holding for official ratification from the Board of Governors.

[RELATED: 2020/21 NBA Two-Way Contract Tracker]

Charania adds (via Twitter) that, as was initially reported last week, two-way players who take the floor for their NBA teams for more than the initially-allotted 50 games would get a raise, from their current $449,155 annual rate (half of the rookie minimum) to the league minimum that correlates with their total years logged in the NBA, which can be tracked here.

With several teams facing daunting second-half season schedules and new COVID-19 cases still impacting roster availability, this move will hopefully help teams avoid missing too many scheduled contests during the home stretch of this unique 2020/21 season.

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