“The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed Isaiah Mobley and signed Craig Porter to two-way contracts,” Spotrac contributor Keith Smith wrote in a Tuesday tweet.
NBA teams are allowed up to three two-way spots, according to an April article from ESPN.
“The new CBA also created 30 more player jobs with the addition of a third two-way player spot for each team,” the article read. “There was also significant growth in the non-taxpayer and room midlevel exceptions.”
Isaiah Mobley, a former teammate of Cleveland forward Evan Mobley at USC, signed a two-way contract with the Cavs after he was selected with the 49th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. He played in 32 games for the Cleveland Charge between the G League’s regular season and its Winter Showcase. He played in 12 games for the Cavaliers during the 2022-23 season, including an 18-point performance against the Orlando Magic in April.
“The Cleveland Cavaliers have tendered a two-way qualifying offer to Isaiah Mobley, a league source tells @spotrac,” Smith wrote. “Mobley will now be a restricted free agent on July 1.”
Craig Porter Jr., a three-year veteran with the Wichita State Shockers, agreed to a two-way deal with the Cavaliers in June. He averaged 13.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game during his final season in Wichita. His 2022-23 season was highlighted by a 22-point, 11-assist performance during the American Athletic Conference Championship Quarterfinal, where he hit four of his five 3-point shots as the Shockers fell in an 82-76 loss to the Tulane Green Wave.