Former UK wing Alex Poythress has signed a two-way deal with the Atlanta Hawks, per ESPN. Making it in the NBA is incredibly difficult and Poythress has been able to hang around since graduating from Kentucky.
He played in six games for the Sixers in 2016-2017 and 25 games for the Pacers last season before being cut this summer. But he wasn’t teamless for long. Poythress will now take his talents to Atlanta for a two-way deal. If you’re not familiar with what that means the NBA has you covered:
“NBA rosters expanded from 15 to 17 players with the addition of two spots for players under “Two-Way Contracts.” NBA teams may have up to two players under NBA Two-Way Contracts who will spend the bulk of the season in the NBA G League and not more than 45 days with their NBA team.”
Free agent forward Alex Poythress agrees to a two-way deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell ESPN.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 24, 2018
So, this won’t keep the 6-foot-9, 235-pound wing out of the G-League, but it means he will still have a chance to prove himself in the NBA and is technically on an NBA roster.
Poythress averaged 8.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during his four-year Kentucky career.
Make the Pacers pay for letting you go!