Summer League is over, but the Spurs can’t go on summer vacation just yet considering they still have some roster structuring to do. One relatively obvious move appears to be in the works: signing second round pick Joe Wieskamp to a two-way contract, according to Scott Dochterman of The Athletic.
Sources: Joe Wieskamp will sign a two-way contract with the @Spurs— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) August 17, 2021
The Spurs selected Wieskamp at 41st overall out of Iowa in the 2021 NBA Draft. Initially, it seemed possible he could sign a guaranteed contract with the Spurs considering their need for his main skillset — three-point shooting — and recent history of signing their second round picks (i.e. Tre Jones and Chimezie Metu), but the immediate need for him was quickly quelled by free agency transactions such as signing Doug McDermott and filling out of the power forward position, which will likely push Keldon Johnson back to a more traditional small forward role.
Traditionally, two-way players can only spend up to 45 days with their NBA team, while the remainder of the season is spent with their G-League affiliate. Those limits were waived last season (and two-way players were allowed an increased salary) due to the COVID-condensed NBA schedule and shortened G League season in the Bubble, but things are expected to return to normal for the 2021-22 season. The Spurs still have room on the roster for one more two-way player.