Last season, the Portland Trail Blazers had to perform a delicate dance with Moses Brown and Jaylen Hoard, as both were under two-way contracts and limited to 45 days in the NBA. This year, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports, no such limit will exist, but teams must limit their two-way players to 50 games over the season.
There is no 45-day limit for two-way contracts this season. Those players can't be active for more than 50 games and will be paid a flat $449,155, but no 45-day counting clock this season.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) November 15, 2020
As the Trail Blazers don’t have their own G League affiliate, managing two-way players has always proven to be a bit of a challenge for the team. Hoard and Brown each served stints with the Texas Legends, who are affiliated with the Dallas Mavericks, in between their shifts with the Trail Blazers. Compared to the 45-day limit, a 50-game stint is generous, and it will help minimize the potential spread of coronavirus by keeping players with one team for longer than they would have under the previous system for two-way players.