As the Milwaukee Bucks were building up their lead against the Atlanta Hawks, word came down from a league source via Adam Johnson (and confirmed by Matt Velazquez) that the team would be releasing two-way guard Jaylen Morris.
A reminder the deadline for NBA teams to sign players to two-way deals is Jan. 15 or 48 hours. https://t.co/EtRnJO0usj— Adam Johnson (@AdamJ_NBAGL) January 13, 2019
Morris, 23, managed to see the court in only 4 NBA games with the Bucks, mostly in garbage time. With the Wisconsin Herd, Morris started all 13 of his games (playing 35+ minutes per game) and put up per-game averages of 14.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.2 steals.
It is unclear exactly how much of his designated “parent team” time Morris had accrued thus far; two-way contract players are only allowed 45 days with their NBA team, and the rest of the time is reserved for the G-League. However, what is clear is that Jon Horst, Mike Budenholzer, and the rest of the Bucks’ front office saw enough of what Morris had to offer on the basketball court, and are interested in going another direction with their second two-way slot.
Milwaukee’s other two-way player, point guard Trevon Duval, has been steadily assigned to the G-League and hasn’t logged a single NBA minute yet. At this time, there’s no indication where the team might go with filling their other slot, but it’s reasonable to assume that they’ll work to find someone to join up in order to add some last-resort depth to the team.