The two-way contracts is a cost-conscious effort from the franchises to fill out the roster. So, what is actually this contract and how does this function?
The two-way contracts have taken the league by storm lately. So, lets look at the terms of the contract and how does it help the G-League players. The NBA increased the roster size from 15 to 17 in the off-season of 2017. These two extra spots has enabled G-League players to bag two-way contracts.
For players the nuances of the contract are that they would earn money as per the league in which they play. For the days they are the NBA, they will be paid according to NBA standards, whereas the days they play with the G-league affiliate, they will be paid according to G-League standards.
Only players in their fourth NBA season or earlier are able to sign Two-Way Contracts, which can be for either one or two seasons.
How do 2 way contracts work?
The players on 2 way contracts will help open a 16th and 17th roster spot for a team and will occupy those spots.
With respect to availability, a 2 way contract player can spend a maximum 45 days with the NBA team that acquires his services.
The remaining part of the players contract will run out in the G League. Now, which team would the player for in the G-League? The equation there is simple too, with the player getting to play with the G-League affiliated team of his parent NBA franchise. If the parent NBA franchise does not have a G-League affiliate, the player can sign with any other team interested in taking him up.
This contract is a win-win for the player and the NBA, as the NBA gets to open up roster spots and the player gets to earn a hefty pay raise.
List of players on two-way contracts in 2019-20 season
Atlanta Hawks: Charlie Brown Jr.
Boston Celtics: Tremont Waters, Tacko Fall
Brooklyn Nets:Chris Chiozza, Jeremiah Martin
Charlotte Hornets: Kobi Simmons, Ray Spalding
Chicago Bulls: Adam Mokoka, Max Strus
Cleveland Cavaliers: Matt Mooney
Dallas Mavericks: Antonius Cleveland, Josh Reaves
Denver Nuggets: Bol Bol, Tyler Cook
Detroit Pistons: Louis King, Jordan Bone
Houston Rockets: Michael Frazier, William Howard
Indiana Pacers: Brian Bowen II, Naz Mitrou-Long
Los Angeles Clippers: Amir Coffey, Johnathan Motley
Los Angeles Lakers: Kostas Antetokounmpo, Devontae Cacok
Memphis Grizzlies: Yuta Watanabe, John Konchar
Miami Heat: Gabe Vincent, Kyle Alexander
Milwaukee Bucks: Cameron Reynolds, Frank Mason
Minnesota Timberwolves: Jordan McLaughlin, Kelan Martin
New Orleans Pelicans: Zylan Cheatham, Josh Gray
New York Knicks: Kenny Wooten, Jared Harper
Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Hervey, Devon Hall,
Orlando Magic: B.J. Johnson, Vic Law
Philadelphia 76ers: Marial Shayok, Ryan Broekhoff
Phoenix Suns: Tariq Owens
Portland Trail Blazers: Jaylen Hoard, Moses Brown
Sacramento Kings: Kyle Guy, DaQuan Jeffries
San Antonio Spurs: Drew Eubanks, Quinndary Weatherspoon
Toronto Raptors: Oshae Brissett, Paul Watson
Utah Jazz :Jarrell Brantley, Justin Wright-Foreman
Washington Wizards: Garrison Mathews, Johnathan Williams