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What’s next for Warrior McAdoo with new 2-way NBA contract

James Michael McAdoo left UNC in 2014 for the NBA. He spent the last three years with the Golden State Warriors until signing a two-way contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on Aug. 26, 2017, according to published reports.
James Michael McAdoo left UNC in 2014 for the NBA. He spent the last three years with the Golden State Warriors until signing a two-way contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on Aug. 26, 2017, according to published reports. rwillett@newsobserver.com

Former UNC b-ball standout James Michael McAdoo has found a new split-level home with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.

Scotto tweeted about McAdoo’s new two-way contract – a first for the Sixers franchise – on Sunday.

Two-way contracts allows teams to carry 15 players on a regular season roster but also have two extra players under a two-way contract, according to Inside Carolina’s Scout.com. The two-way players spend most of their time in the NBA’s G League but can be called to play in the league. Other teams can’t sign two-way players.

McAdoo, 24, will spend most of his time playing for the Delaware 87ers in the NBA’s G League.

His past three seasons have been with the Golden State Warriors; McAdoo went undrafted after leaving UNC in 2014. Scout.com reports that he has averaged 3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 7.9 minutes of action per game in 108 total appearances over the course of his NBA career with the Warriors.

The forward player was a member of their 2015 and 2017 title teams.

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