With the NBA now allowing teams to carry three two-way contracts, the Milwaukee Bucks can add another young player.
Just for a refresher, a two-way deal does not count toward a team’s standard roster spots, as it’s essentially an extra roster spot that allows a player to spend 50 games with the team, although a good chunk of their time will be spent in the G-League. Milwaukee’s two-way players right now are Lindell Wigginton and Omari Moore.
Let us look at who could join them as the team’s third two-way player before the NBA season.
Milwaukee Bucks’ two-way candidates: No. 1 – Kennedy Chandler
The Milwaukee Bucks should be looking to develop a backup point guard. They currently do not have one on the standard roster; Lindell Wigginton, another two-way player, is the closest thing they have right now. Luckily for Milwaukee, there are several compelling young backup guards on the market, headlined by youngster Kennedy Chandler.
Chandler, the 38th overall selection in the 2022 NBA Draft, was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies after just one season. He’s just 20 years old and looking for a fresh start, and he’d be the clear-cut definition of a low-risk, high-reward signing for the Bucks on a two-way deal, especially for a unit that could use more ball-handlers on the roster.
He was a nice player in college and someone that a good number of Milwaukee Bucks fans were intrigued with leading up to the 2022 NBA Draft While he didn’t play much during his rookie year in Memphis, Chandler was a nice scorer, passer, and defender in college. With the right guidance and development, perhaps those skills could be unearthed at the NBA level.
To be clear, Chandler has his faults, mainly that he’s a bit undersized at 6-feet tall. Still, on a deal like this one, that shouldn’t be the end all be all. This move would be about bringing in a piece that many believed could have been a lottery pick in 2022. Even if Chandler spends most of his time in the G-League with the Wisconsin Herd, it’d be nice to know that the team is developing talent.