Josh Reaves Signs Two-Way Contract With Dallas Mavericks

By Matthew Filipovits on July 30, 2019 at 9:00 am
Feb 19, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard Josh Reaves (23) dribbles the ball around Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Amir Harris (1) during the first half at Bryce Jordan Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Penn State basketball standout Josh Reaves has signed a two-way contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

Reaves shined for the Mavericks' Las Vegas Summer League team, averaging 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1 block over a five-game run. His athleticism and tenacity on the defensive end helped him stand out and led to more than a few jaw-dropping moments.

Reaves was an impact player for four seasons with Pat Chambers' squad. He was a key player in the team's NIT title run in 2018. The reigning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Reaves averaged 10.6 points and 5 rebounds per game last season, while also leading the Nittany Lions with 2.9 assists and 2.5 steals per contest. 

Two-way contracts are still fairly new in the NBA. Players signed to two-way deals will spend most of the season in the G-League and cannot spend more than 45 days with their respective NBA team. Still, don't be surprised if Reaves plays his way to something bigger with more play like we saw in the summer league.

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