Marial Shayok impressed in his first two Summer-League games and has been rewarded with a two-way contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. He has averaged 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game so far in the Summer League.
The 76ers are only allowed to sign up to two players to two-way contracts. With the team having already signed Norvel Pelle to a two-way contract last week, this means that the team has used up both of their two-way slots on their roster.
This is bad news for a guy like 7-foot-4 big man Christ Koumadje, who was fighting to receive a two-way contract with the 76ers. Koumadje has had an up-and-down Summer League thus far, averaging 5.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. With both of the two-way slots on Philadelphia's roster now used up, Koumadje's opportunity to join the 76ers' NBA roster is gone.
Shayok had a small opportunity to make the team as a full-time player, but the team chose to use him as a two-way player. They are clearly going the route of filling their roster with veteran players, and Shayok (this year's second-round pick) doesn't fit that bill.