The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed guard Josh Reaves to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Reaves (6-5, 214) competed for the Mavericks’ Las Vegas Summer League team in July, averaging 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 block in 23.5 minutes in five games (two starts).
The Fairfax, Va., native went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft after a decorated four-year career at Penn State. As a senior, Reaves averaged 10.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.5 steals and 33.0 minutes in 32 games (all starts), while also being named the 2018-19 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
Reaves was a two-time Big Ten All-Defensive team selection and is the only player in conference history to lead the Big Ten in steals three consecutive seasons. He is the all-time steals leader at Penn State and ranks seventh in Big Ten history.
The 2019-20 season will mark the third year NBA two-way contracts will be implemented. NBA teams are allowed to have up to two players under 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.
Two-way players are paid a corresponding daily amount based on the number of days they play in each league. Only players with four-or-fewer years of NBA experience are able to sign two-way contracts, which can be for either one or two seasons.