SEPTEMBER 15: Ford’s contract has officially been converted to a two-way deal, per NBA.com’s transaction log.
SEPTEMBER 14: The Kings are converting the recently signed Jordan Ford to a two-way contract from his previous Exhibit 10 deal, according to TNT and Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes (Twitter link). Ford signed his original Exhibit 10 deal with Sacramento on Tuesday.
It’s a bit surprising that Ford is having his deal converted so quickly, especially with it being reported before training camp, but as we wrote Tuesday, his G League and Summer League numbers were impressive.
Ford averaged 14.7 points and 4.6 assists in 32 games with Sacramento’s G League affiliate Stockton Kings last year and averaged 14.2 points and 5.0 assists with the Kings in Summer League this year.
After the conversion becomes official, the Kings will have three players signed to two-way deals (Ford, Keon Ellis and Jalen Slawson) and have 14 players on standard contracts. After converting Ford, the Kings will have no players signed to training camp contracts, though that figures to change in the coming weeks.