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Josh Reaves Signs Two-Way Contract With Dallas Mavericks

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Make that two Penn State players currently (sort of) in the NBA!

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After a strong Summer League showing from Josh Reaves, the Dallas Mavericks announce that they have signed Reaves to one of their two-way contracts.

Each NBA team is allowed two two-way contracts, with the player not counting as a part of the 15-man roster. As the Mavericks’ website points, two-way players usually spend the majority of the season in the G-League, but are permitted to spend 45 days with their NBA team.

All-in-all, this is a good spot for Reaves. He impressed during Summer League action — he averaged 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 block in 23.5 minutes in five games played — so sticking on with an organization that has seen his value firsthand could prove beneficial down the line.

The two-way contract is relatively new — this will be just the third season it’s been implemented in the NBA, but thus far, it’s turned out to be impactful for players and organizations alike. Just this offseason alone, Theo Pinson (Nets), Alex Caruso (Lakers), and Shake Milton (76ers) all saw their two-way contracts become guaranteed full-time spots with their respective organizations, something I’m sure Reaves will be hoping for this time next year. Stating the obvious here, but just keep working on that outside shot, Josh.