The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed rookie guard Kadeem Allen to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Celtics have signed rookie guard @AllenKadeem to a two-way contract.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 19, 2017
A two-way contract allows players to spend a finite amount of time with their respective NBA team and the rest of their season with a G-League affiliate. The G-League was recently re-branded from the NBA's D-League, or development league.
More on 2-way contracts:
- They will act as a 16th and 17th roster spot for NBA teams beginning next season (2017-18).
- The player can spend up to 45 days with the NBA team that signs him, although no time is guaranteed.
- The rest of the player’s contract must be spent in the G-League, either for the team’s affiliate or another’s if the team he signs with doesn’t have a G-League affiliate yet. For the 2017-18 season, the G-League will represent 26 of the NBA’s 30 teams.
Selected in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft, Allen averaged 9.8 points (45.3% FG, 42.7% 3-PT, 74.1% FT), 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 30.0 minutes over 34 games (33 starts) as a redshirt senior at the University of Arizona.