Re­ports: For­ward Tor­rey Craig agrees to two-way deal

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Ben­jamin Arthur

For­ward Tor­rey Craig has agreed to a two-way con­tract with the Nuggets, ac­cord­ing to mul­ti­ple re­ports.

The deal was first re­ported by the bas­ket­ball site Spor­tando. Christopher Dempsey of Al­ti­tude Sports re­ported it is a two-way con­tract.

The 6-foot-6 Craig had a strong show­ing with the Nuggets at this year’s NBA Sum­mer League in Las Ve­gas, av­er­ag­ing 11.5 points and 4.8 re­bounds in six games. He had his best game in Den­ver’s 87-81 win over the Hous­ton Rock­ets with 27 points, 11 re­bounds and three blocked shots. The for­mer South Carolina Upstate star also showed flashes of his de­fen­sive prow­ess in the sum­mer show­case, guard­ing op­po­nents at mul­ti­ple po­si­tions and av­er­ag­ing 0.8 steals and 1.0 blocks.

He was named the 2016-17 Na­tional Bas­ket­ball League’s (Aus­tralia) de­fen­sive player of the year with the Bris­bane Bul­lets. Craig last played for the Gold Coast Rollers of the Queens­land Bas­ket­ball League.

NBA teams are per­mit­ted to have two “two-way” play­ers on their ros­ter at any given time in ad­di­tion their 15-man reg­u­lar sea­son ros­ter. The con­tract means Craig will spend time with both the Nuggets and in the G-League. Two-way deals re­strict play­ers from spend­ing more than 45 days with their NBA team.

Morne de Klerk, Getty Images

Tor­rey Craig com­petes this past sea­son for the Bris­bane Bul­lets in Aus­tralia. The Nuggets have no­ticed his de­fen­sive prow­ess.

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