NBA: Two-way contract players midseason update

 Getting an updated look at every NBA team’s two-way contract players after the NBA All-Star break

Per NBA rules, teams are allowed to have two players with two-way contracts. In essence, these two players will spend the majority of the season in the G-League and no more than 45 days with their NBA club.

Players in their fourth season or earlier are eligible to sign two-way contracts.

Based on that understanding, we provided you with a list of every NBA team’s two-way contracts at the start of the season. Given the nature of the NBA, those two-way spots have experienced a good amount of turnover.

That’s especially true for some teams more than others. Below you will find an updated list of every team’s two-way players, their high-level statistics in G League play, and who filled those spots at the start of the season.

Atlanta Hawks/College Park Skyhawks

Charles Brown Jr., Guard 

Brown Jr. is an undrafted 6-foot-7 forward out of Saint Joseph’s and is averaging 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists with the College Park Skyhawks.

Original Two-Ways: Charles Brown Jr., Brandon Goodwin

Boston Celtics/Maine Red Claws

Tremont Waters, Guard

A 5-foot-11 point guard out of LSU, Waters would have almost certainly gone in the first round as opposed to the second if he had been just a few inches taller. He’s averaging nearly 20 points, three rebounds, and eight assists per game with the Red Claws.

Tacko Fall, Center 

Tacko Fall is not an unfamiliar name amongst most NBA fans. The 7-foot-6 center out of Central Florida is averaging 13 points, 10 rebounds and nearly three blocks per game in Maine. He made a name for himself during an NCAA matchup against Zion Williamson and Duke in the Tournament.

Original Two-Ways: Tremont Waters, Max Strus

Brooklyn Nets/Long Island Nets

Chris Chiozza, Guard

12.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists. Chiozza started the season with the Capital City Go-Go and actually played some legitimate minutes for the Washington Wizards. Chiozza is a solid floor general but doesn’t seem to have that one overwhelming skill. Chiozza is averaging 12 points, five rebounds, and six assists in his G-League stint.

Jeremiah Martin, Guard

Averaging 18.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, five assists, Martin is a 6-foot-2 guard who played his college ball at the University of Memphis.

Original Two-Ways: Henry Ellenson

Charlotte Hornets/Greensboro Swarm

Ray Spalding, Forward

A 6-foot-9 talent-laden forward out of Louisville, Spalding spent last season mostly with the Texas Legends. He’s averaging 14 points and eight rebounds per game this season in the G-League/

Kobi Simmons, Guard

Simmons is a 6-foot-4 guard and a former McDonald’s All-American who left the University of Arizona after one underwhelming season. He’s averaging 17 points and six assists so far this season in the G-League.

Original Two-Ways: Robert Franks

Chicago Bulls/Windy City Bulls

Adam Mokoka, Guard

Averaging nine points and six rebounds per game this season, Mokoka is a 6-foot-5 guard from France. He spent last season playing overseas.

Max Strus, Guard

The 6-foot-5 Strus started the season with the Celtics before being waived. Strus was a big-time scorer at DePaul. He’s averaging 18 points and six rebounds for the Windy City Bulls.

Original Two-Ways: Adam Mokoka

Cleveland Cavaliers/Canton Charge

Matt Mooney, Guard

Mooney is a 6-foot-2 point guard is a solid defender and distributor. He was a key player for the Texas Tech team that lost in the National Championship game last year.

Dean Wade, Center

The 6-foot-9 center excelled as a stretch big for Kansas State, and is averaging 13 points and seven rebounds in Canton this season.

Original Two-Ways: Dean Wade

Dallas Mavericks/Texas Legends

Josh Reaves, Guard

Josh Reaves is a 6-foot-4 guard who entered the league as a defensive specialist but is beginning to see real growth in his offensive game. He’s averaging 14 points and five rebounds this season.

Antonius Cleveland, Guard

The 6-foot-5 guard played for Southeast Missouri State before making a name for himself in the G-League. He previously had a cup of coffee in the NBA for the Dallas Mavericks.

Original Two-Ways: Josh Reaves, Antonius Cleveland

Denver Nuggets (no G-League Affiliate)

PJ Dozier, Forward

Despite being a Two-Way for Denver, Dozier has been playing for the Windy City Bulls. The do-it-all forward played at the University of South Carolina for Frank Martin and projects that level of toughness. Je’s averaging 21 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists so far this season.

Original Two-Ways: Tyler Cook

Detroit Pistons/Grand Rapids Drive

Jordan Bone, Guard

Averaging 18 points and seven assists in Grand Rapids, the 6-foot-3 point guard was drafted in the second round out of Tennessee. If Bone had returned for his senior season, he probably would have been one of the best players in college basketball.

Louis King, Forward

Louis King is a 6-foot-9 forward out of Oregon who went undrafted. He’s now averaging 16 points and six rebounds with the Drive.

Original Two-Ways: Jordan Bone, Louis King

Golden State Warriors/Santa Cruz Warriors

N/A

Original Two-Ways: Ky Bowman, Damion Lee

Houston Rockets/Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Michael Frazier, Guard 

Michael Frazier is averaging 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game in Rio Grande Valley. The 6-foot-3 guard played his college ball at Florida and is known for his shooting touch.

William Howard, Forward

Averaging 14 points and five rebounds per game this season, the 6-foot-8 Frenchmen was the last training camp cut for the Utah Jazz. After spending some time with the Utah Stars, the stretch big has found a home with the Vipers.

Original Two-Ways: N/A

Indiana Pacers/Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Brian Bowen II, Guard

Brian Bowen II is a 6-foot-7 guard who played in the NBL (Australia) before going undrafted. Bowen is a former McDonald’s All-American who is averaging 4 points and seven rebounds in Fort Wayne.

Naz Mitrou-Long, Guard

Naz Mitrou-Long is a 6-foot-4 guard out of Iowa State. He has good size for his position and actually played for the Jazz before landing with the Red Ants, where he’s averaging 18 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists per game.

Original Two-Ways: Brian Bowen II, Naz Mitrou-Long

LA Clippers/Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario

Amir Coffey, Forward

Amir Coffey, a 6-foot-8 forward who is averaging 15 points per game in the G-League, went undrafted out of Minnesota in 2019. While he has ideal size for his position, he’ very much leaves much to be desired in terms of his rebounding.

Johnathan Motley, Forward 

Johnathan Motley is absolutely killing it in the G-League, where he’s averaging 23 points and eight rebounds for the Clippers. Motley made his name during his tenure with Baylor but also has decent NBA experience with the Clippers and Mavericks.

Original Two-Ways: Amir Coffey, Johnathan Motley

Los Angeles Lakers/South Bay Lakers

Kostas Antetokounmpo, Forward:

Picture Giannis but without the refined skillset; that’s exactly what Kostas Antetokounmpo is at this point in his progression. If he ever puts it all together he has as much upside as anyone in the G League.

Devontae Cacok, Forward

Averaging 18.4 points and 12.1 rebounds for South Bay, Devontae Cacok is one of the best rebounders in the G-League despite only being 6-foot-8.

Original Two-Ways: Kostas Antetokounmpo, Zach Norvell

Memphis Grizzlies/Memphis Hustle

John Konchar, Guard

John Konchar is a 6-foot-4 guard who put up big numbers at smaller Purdue Fort Wayne. Their mascot is the Mastodons so that’s something. But Konchar is averaging 12 points and eight rebounds for the Memphis Hustle in the G-League

Yuta Watanabe, Forward

17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists. Yuta Watanabe is a 6-foot-8 forward and is one of two Japanese players in the NBA. He’s currently averaging 17 points and five rebounds for the Hustle, and could one day find his way as a rotation player in the league.

Original Two-Ways: John Konchar, Yuta Watanabe

Miami Heat/Sioux Falls Skyforce

Kyle Alexander, Center

10.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.2 blocks. A lanky, bouncy center who is still figuring out how to best use his physical tools.

Gabe Vincent, Guard

Vincent was recently signed from the Kings’ G-League affiliate and is joining the Heat after averaging 21 points per game this year in the developmental league.

Original Two-Ways: N/A 

Milwaukee Bucks/Wisconsin Herd

Frank Mason, Guard

Averaging 24 points and five assists this season in the G-League, Frank Mason is one of the most experienced players on this list after he spent time with the Kings after his time in college at Kansas.

Cameron Reynolds, Forward

Cameron Reynolds is a 6-foot-7 forward was undrafted out of Tulane. He spent last season putting up similar production for the Stockton Kings. He’s averaging 16 points per game this season.

Original Two-Ways: Frank Mason, Cameron Reynolds

Minnesota Timberwolves/Iowa Wolves

Jordan McLaughlin, Guard:

One of the smaller players on this list, McLaughin has steadily improved since his time at USC. At only 5-foot-11, Jordan McLaughlin is averaging 17 points and six assists per game in the G-League with the Iowa Wolves.

Kelan Martin, Forward

At 6-foot-5, Kelan Martin players like he’s about three or four inches taller. He’s averaging 17 points and nearly six rebounds per game.

Original Two-Ways: Jordan McLaughlin, Kelan Martin

New Orleans Pelicans/Erie BayHawks

Zylan Cheatham, Forward

Averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds per game, Zylan Cheatham is a phenomenal athlete. Despite his raw skill-set, his physical abilities make him an interesting prospect for the Pelicans.

Josh Gray, Guard

Josh Gray, at only 6-foot, is one of the most explosive scorers in the G-League today. Considering he only averaged single-digits throughout his collegiate career, it’s a remarkable testament to the work that he’s put into his game.

Original Two-Ways: Zylan Cheatham, Josh Gray

New York Knicks/Westchester Knicks

Kadeem Allen, Guard

As a former draft pick of the Celtics, Kadeem Allen made his name on the defensive end. That said, he’s still a formidable offensive player in the G-League, averaging 12 points and five assists per contest.

Kenny Wooten, Forward

While extremely raw, as a 6-foot-8 forward, Kenny Wooten is a good rim-protector for his size and is averaging nearly four blocks per contest.

Original Two-Ways: Kadeem Allen, Kris Wilkes

Oklahoma City Thunder/OKC Blue

Luguentz Dort, Guard

Dort went pro after his freshman year at Arizona State. Staying for one more year of seasoning may have led to him being a solid first-round draft pick. Dort certainly looks like a long-term pro and has helped the Thunder in his time in the NBA. He’s averaging 20 points and five rebounds per contest.

Kevin Hervey, Forward

The 6-foot-9 forward has shown enough long-term potential to warrant a mid-season Two-Way contract. Kevin Hervey is averaging 12 points and eight rebounds per game in the G-League

Original Two-Ways: Luguentz Dort

Orlando Magic/Lakeland Magic

BJ Johnson, Forward

The 6-foot-7 forward out of LaSalle had a strong 2018-19 campaign for the Lakeland Magic and has seemingly taken another step forward this season. His 3-point percentage has gone up despite taking an extra attempt per game. BJ Johnson is averaging 24 points and six rebounds per contest.

Vic Law, Forward

Vic Law is averaging 19.7 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game in the G-League. Everyone knows the Magic organization loves long, athletic wings. Law is another developing 3-and-D prospect for them.

Original Two-Ways: Josh Magette, Amile Jefferson

Philadelphia 76ers/Delaware Blue Coats

Marial Shayok, Guard

Marial Shayok can put the ball in the basket as well as anyone. His questions are on the defensive end and whether or not he has the foot speed to play at the NBA-level. He’s averaging 23 points per game.

Original Two-Ways: Norvel Pelle, Marial Shayok

Phoenix Suns/Northern Arizona Suns

Jared Harper, Guard

20.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists. The 5-foot-11 guard is an elite level scorer at the G League-level. He also propelled Auburn to the Final Four last year. Can he defend bigger guards at the NBA-level?

Tariq Owens, Forward

The lanky 6-foot-10 forward is known for his defense and learned solid fundamentals from defensive-maestro Chris Beard while at Texas Tech. Owens is averaging 10 points and seven boards per contest.

Original Two-Ways: Jared Harper

Portland Trail Blazers (no G League Affiliate)

Jaylen Hoard, Forward

Averaging 18.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest in the G-League this season, the 6-foot-8 French swing-man flashed a lot of potential during his freshman year at Wake Forest. He is still somewhat raw and needs to improve on his consistency.

Moses Brown, Center

Moses Brown, a 7-foot-2 center, is putting up pretty big numbers in only 20 minutes per game. He is definitely a project but the upside is obvious.

Original Two-Ways: Jaylen Hoard

Sacramento Kings/Stockton Kings

Kyle Guy, Guard

Kyle Guy is a 6-foot-2 guard out of UVA. Guy can really shoot it, but the big question is whether he could defend at the NBA level. That will be the question for Guy to answer if he wants to earn minutes in the NBA. He’s averaging 21 points per game in the G-League

DaQuan Jeffries, Guard

The 6-foot-5 Jeffries spends time playing as a small-ball center for the Stockton Kings. Not sure how translatable that would be at the NBA-level so he needs to continue to sharpen the rest of his guard skills. Unfortunately, he is shooting below 31-percent from three this year.

Original Two-Ways: Kyle Guy, Wenyen Gabriel

San Antonio Spurs/Austin Spurs

Drew Eubanks, Forward

Averaging 15 points and six rebounds per game, Drew Eubanks is a 6-foot-9 forward that has a high basketball IQ and fits everything it is to be a Spur.

Quinndary Weatherspoon

As a 6-foot-4 guard who the Spurs took in the second round, Weatherspoon will have to improve his 3-point shooting to make an impact for a Spurs team in desperate need of perimeter shooters. Weatherspoon is averaging 13 points in Austin.

Original Two-Ways: Drew Eubanks, Quinndary Weatherspoon

Toronto Raptors/Raptors 905

Oshae Brissett, Forward

The 6-foot-7 forward out of Syracuse is a big-time athlete. Unfortunately, his skills have not caught up yet. Think Jerami Grant early in his NBA career.

Paul Watson, Guard

Where do the Raptors find these guys? I had literally no idea who Paul Watson was but once again the Raptors have helped a player develop. Watson’s ability to put the ball on the floor has helped him evolve from just a 3-and-D role player. He’s averaging 18 points and seven boards per game.

Original Two-Ways: N/A

Utah Jazz/Salt Lake City Stars

Jarrell Brantley, Forward

Averaging 19 points and nearly eight rebounds per game, Jarrell Brantley is 6-foot-5 plays more like a traditional big man. He needs to work on his shooting and ball-handling to really make an impact at the NBA level.

Justin Wright-Foreman, Guard

A 6-foot scoring dynamo out of Hofstra, Wright-Foreman can “get buckets” against anyone at the G-League. It is still to-be-determined whether he can do that against bigger, NBA-caliber defenders.

Original Two-Ways: Jarrell Brantley, Justin Wright-Foreman

Washington Wizards/Capital City Go-Go

Garrison Mathews, Guard

Garrison Mathews can really shoot it. Even better than that, he does so with good size and has already shown progress as a defender. He has had a couple of big games for the Wizards already. He’s averaging 11 points per game in the G-League.

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Johnathan Williams, Forward

The 6-foot-9 Johnathan Williams has decent length and athleticism, especially at the G League-level. He also has a good motor which helps make up for his lack of offensive polish. Still, he’s averaging 13 points and eight boards per game.

Original Two-Ways: Garrison Mathews

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