With COVID-19 striking league hard, GMs reportedly talk lineup growth
Before the season began, there was some talk of expanding NBA lineups to 19 for the season by including a couple more two-way contracts per group (four total). That concept was shot down, and the NBA decided on keeping rosters at 15 regular lineup players and two two-way players per team– however those two-way gamers can be up and participate in 50 video games.
With the NBA up to 13 held off video games (as of this writing), a dozen in the last week, the league and general managers are revisiting the concept of including at least another two-way agreement, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
This would be a standard two-way contract, suggesting the gamer should have 3 years of service with the league or fewer (groups can’t utilize this to sign Isiah Thomas or Jeremy Lin, for instance).
Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers was inquired about the roster growth idea earlier today and seemed lukewarm on the concept, noting that what your including is an end-of-the-bench fringe NBA player, not someone who is most likely to effect winning in a favorable way at the NBA level.
At this point, it might not matter if it just keeps the NBA on schedule playing games.
Anticipate to see something like this get authorized by the league in the coming days.