MINNEAPOLIS, Mn. — Former Kentucky men’s basketball point guard Ashton Hagans’ deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves became official Saturday.
Hagans, one of the best on-ball defenders in school history, has signed a two-way contract. Per Minnesota team policy, the terms of the agreement were not released.
Hagans was one of five underclassmen from the 2019-20 team to declare for the NBA Draft. Three of them – Tyrese Maxey (No. 21 overall to Philadelphia), Immanuel Quickley (No. 27 to New York via a trade with Oklahoma City) and Nick Richards (No. 42 to Charlotte after a trade with New Orleans) – were drafted earlier this month [nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]. Two other Wildcats, EJ Montgomery and Nate Sestina, have also reportedly signed free-agent deals, but the league has not officially confirmed the signings.
With a two-way contract, Hagans will get a great opportunity to establish a role with the Timberwolves. NBA teams may have up to two players – 17 total players on a roster – under NBA 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 in their fourth NBA season or earlier can sign two-way contracts, which can be for either one or two seasons.