The 2022 NBA Draft has passed us by, and players who were not selected are beginning to get scooped up by teams.
The post-draft frenzy of undrafted free agent signings can be extremely confusing, especially when the notifications are piling at 2 a.m. ET.
Some undrafted rookies sign Summer League deals. Some sign Exhibit 10 deals. Others land Two-Way contracts. What does it all mean?
Two-Way contracts are the ones to know, in particular, because those deals guarantee a roster spot for the undrafted free agents who sign them.
What is a Two-Way contract, you ask? We have you covered with answers below, along with a team-by-team tracker.
NBA Two-Way contracts, explained: Tracking undrafted player signings
What is a Two-Way contract?
Here is the definition of a Two-Way contract, according to the G League’s official site:
NBA teams may have up to two players under NBA Two-Way contracts who will spend the bulk of the season in the NBA G League and not more than 45 days with their NBA team. Two-Way players are paid a corresponding daily amount based on the number of days they play in each league. 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.
It’s also important to note that Two-Way players are not eligible to compete in the NBA Playoffs unless the contract is converted to a full-time roster spot.
However, there were exceptions in the last two seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two-Way players were able to spend an unlimited number of days — and games played — with their affiliated NBA club. They were also eligible to compete in the postseason.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Two-Way rules are expected to go back to normal next season.
ESPN Sources: NBA two-way contracts will remain ½ the rookie minimum contracts for the 2022-2023 season — $502K with a limitation of 50 regular-season games and no playoff eligibility.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 18, 2022
What is the salary for a Two-Way contract?
As Wojnarowski mentioned above, Two-Way contracts are worth half of a rookie minimum contract — roughly $502,000. At first, the salary was based on the number of games played with an NBA team, but it is now a flat rate for the season.
2022-23 NBA Two-Way contracts: Team-by-team tracker
Below you can find which teams have signed 2022 NBA Draftees to Two-Way contracts.
|Team||Two-Way player||School/Team||Two-Way player||School/Team|
|Nets||Alondes Williams||Wake Forest|
|Rockets||Trevor Hudgins||Northwest Missouri State|
|Lakers||Scotty Pippen Jr.||Vanderbilt||Cole Swider||Syracuse|
|Grizzlies||Kenneth Lofton Jr.||Louisana Tech|
|Bucks||AJ Green||Northern Iowa|
|Pelicans||Dereon Seabron||NC State|
|76ers||Julian Champagnie||St. John’s|
|Raptors||Ron Harper Jr.||Rutgers|