The Dallas Mavericks signed guard/forward Antonius Cleveland to a two-way contract and released guard Gian Clavell, the team announced Friday.
Cleveland played on Portland’s summer league team in 2017 and spent the 2017 preseason with Golden State. He appeared in six games for Golden State’s G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, in 2017-18, averaging 14.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 25.9 minutes.
He will wear number 44 for the Mavericks.
Clavell averaged 2.9 points and 1.0 rebound in 9.1 minutes per game in seven games.
The 2017-18 season will mark the first year NBA two-way contracts will be implemented. NBA teams are allowed to have up to two players under two-way contracts who will spend the bulk of the season in the NBA G League and not more than 45 days with their NBA team.
Two-way players are paid a corresponding daily amount based on the number of days they play in each league. Only players with four-or-fewer years of NBA experience are able to sign two-way contracts, which can be for either one or two seasons.
The Mavericks are in action at home this weekend. They host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight, Milwaukee Bucks Saturday and and Boston Celtics on Monday.