In a series of tweets Sunday afternoon, RealGM’s Keith Smith reports that Nets two-way player Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will likely sign a standard NBA contract this week ... and he suggested that might not be the end of the Nets dealings this week.
Brooklyn will continue to evaluate all their options, as they look to fill out the roster for a playoff push. There is a chance TLC could be signed to a 10 Day contract initially, as the Nets front office works up to the trade deadline. https://t.co/lZoLY0Eu8H— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) January 12, 2020
Once a two-player like TLC spends 45 days —not games— with the parent club, the team must either give the player a standard deal or send him back to the G League for good. There’s no public accounting of days but in recent games, both Sarah Kustok and Ian Eagle have suggested that Luwawu-Cabarrot is nearing the limit.
There’s two other deadlines approaching this week. Justin Anderson’s 10-day is coming to an end mid-week and if the Nets want to replace Luwawu-Cabarrot with another two-way, they’ll have to do it by Wednesday. That’s the deadline for signing two-way deals. (The Nets other two-way is recently signed Chris Chiozza, a 5’11” point guard. In theory, Brooklyn can waive him before Wednesday.)
If the Nets are permitted to sign TLC to a 10-day, as Smith tweeted, they would presumably have the option to sign him to a second 10-day deal as well. That would keep him with the team through the first few days of February. The NBA trade deadline is February 6.