Morning Sixers – Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Updated: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:56 PM

“What are the rules on the new CBA’s rule about two two-way contracts? Do they have to be second round picks? Can you designate someone already on the team roster (like Poythress) for one of those spots? And who (outside of the 2017 draft class) would you think one of those contracts would be worth it for the Sixers to give to?”

— Drew

Quickly answering those specific questions, then some more details on two-way contracts below.

– It does not have to be second round picks. Anybody can sign a two-way contract.

– You cannot assign guys already on an NBA contract to a two-way contract. The two-way contract is a specific contract type.

Basically, a two-way contract goes beyond the normal 15 man roster limit, giving the team 2 extra spots that they can “call up” at any time in the season without having to release anybody to make room. That would be insanely useful at this time of the year, when everybody is injured, resting, or tanking.

This is a slightly simplified version of the details, but basically, “two-way players” can spend a maximum of 45 days on an NBA roster. Whether they’re active or not does not matter as they count towards the 45 day cap regardless.

* Note: Days before the start of D-League training camp, or after the end of the D-League season, don’t count towards this cap.

* Note 2: I refuse to call it the G-League. 

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Derek Bodner

Derek Bodner is a credentialed reporter covering the Philadelphia 76ers independently for He is also a college basketball scout for, and an NBA contributor for The Ringer. Contact Information: / @DerekBodnerNBA

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