Second-round pick Morris has two-way deal
The Denver Post
The Nuggets signed rookie guard Monte Morris to a two-way contract, president of basketball operations Tim Connelly announced Friday.
Morris, who was the 51st overall pick in the NBA draft last month, averaged a team-high 4.3 assists per game for Denver as well as 9.5 points and 1.3 steals in the Las Vegas summer league.
Morris built a reputation for his ability to protect the ball in four years at Iowa State. The former Cyclones star had a career assist-to-turnover ratio of 4.65, the best in NCAA history. He was an all-Big 12 Conference first-team selection as a senior, averaging 16.4 points, 6.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds. He was an all-Big 12 second-team selection as a sophomore and as a junior.
With the signing of Morris, the Nuggets have used both of their “two-way” player slots. Torrey Craig, another standout on the Nuggets’ summer league team, signed their first two-way deal July 19.
A two-way contract means Morris will spend time with the Nuggets and in the G-League.
The contract restricts a player from spending more than 45 days with his NBA team.