Thursday, July 20, 2017

Celtics sign Kadeem Allen to two-way contract

The Celtics have signed rookie guard Kadeem Allen to a two-way contract on Wednesday afternoon.

Boston becomes the latest to take advantage of one of the NBA's newest rules, which allows teams to develop players at the Gatorade-League (formerly the D-League) level, while also giving them an opportunity to be called up to the main roster.

Allen was drafted 53rd by the Celtics last month out of the University of Arizona. The 6-foot-3 guard played for the C's Summer League teams in Salt Lake and Las Vegas averaging 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1.6 assists in 14.8 minutes per contest (eight games combined).

The two-way contract essentially gives teams a 16th and 17 player on their roster, especially in case of injuries. Players signed by the two-way contracts can spend up to 45 days with an NBA team while the rest of their time will be spent in the G-League.

Players in the G-League will make $75,000, a significant increase compared to what D-League rookies have made in years past.

Two-way players can also max out their 45 days with an NBA team, to earn more than $200,000 which is a lot less than what those playing overseas make.

Joel Pavón

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