The LA Clippers’ Summer League stand out is expected to opt out of his Euroleague deal to sign an NBA Two-Way contract with the team.
European hoops writer David Pick reports that LA Clippers Summer League star Jamil Wilson intends to opt out of his Euroleague deal for the upcoming season and instead sign an NBA two-way contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Wilson was a dark horse candidate for a roster spot coming into the Las Vegas Summer League but has impressed fans and experts alike with his efficient play with LA. The forward has averaged 13.5 points and 5.5 rebounds through the Clippers’ first four Summer League games while shooting an impressive 81 percent (22-27 on field goals) from the floor.
As part of new rules this season, teams are able to sign and carry a pair of players with less than four years of league experience that spend most of their time in the D-League but also can flex up to the NBA for up to 45 days, and be paid accordingly for that time. The contracts function as 16th and 17th roster spots for the teams and many teams have used the contracts to sign players who could contribute at the NBA level but would also benefit from spending time in the G-League. For more information about two-way contracts, this article by Vice Sports does a good job of explaining the concept.