Reports: Forward Torrey Craig agrees to two-way deal
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.
Torrey Craig competes this past season for the Brisbane Bullets in Australia. The Nuggets have noticed his defensive prowess.