On Friday, Fred Katz of The Athletic reported that Cassius Winston signed a second two-way contract with the Washington Wizards. The now-sophomore guard and 2020 second-round pick was on a two-way last season as well.
The Wizards have re-signed point guard Cassius Winston on a two-way contract, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA. Winston was also on a two-way with Washington last year.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) August 21, 2021
Winston averaged 1.9 points per game in 22 appearances for the Wizards in the 2020-21 season.
Two-way contracts in the NBA allow players to spend time on both the NBA and G-League, but they are more likely to spend time with the latter team. In Winston’s case, he is likely spending significant time with the Go-Go, considering that Spencer Dinwiddie is the starting point guard and Raul Neto will play significant amounts of time there as well.
In July, ESPN’s Bobby Marks reported some new rules on two-way contracts, most notably that these players aren’t playoff eligible unless they are on a full-NBA contract. The salary for a two-way player will also be 50 percent of a rookie minimum, or $462,629.
- No 45 day limit but capped on games on the active list— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 16, 2021
- Salary is 50% of a rookie minimum ($462,629)
- No deadline for a Two-Way player to sign a contract https://t.co/xodt2kTpkE
Welcome back, Cassius.