Bucks to sign Myles Powell to two-way contract

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The Milwaukee Bucks are planning to sign guard Myles Powell to a two-way contract, according to Shams Charania.

Powell, 23, who went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft, was playing for the Westchester Knicks in the G League bubble, averaging 17.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game in 13 games (28.1 minutes per game).

The Bucks don’t have a two-way slot open, as Mamadi Diakite and Jaylen Adams currently occupy the two slots.

One of those two players will ultimately be waived to make room for Powell.

It was recently reported that the NBA and NBPA are expected to eliminate the 50-game limit for two-way contract players this season and to allow two-way players to be eligible for the playoffs.

There was reportedly massive support among NBA executives on the March 2 call regarding this plan to expand two-way player rules, according to Charania.

So once Powell officially signs with the Bucks, he will be able to remain with the team for the rest of the regular season and postseason.