Baldwin inks two-way contract with Blazers

Wade Baldwin appeared in 33 games as a rookie with the Grizzlies.

Free agent shooting guard Wade Baldwin has signed a two-way contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, the team announced in a press release.

Baldwin was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the No. 17 overall draft pick in 2016, and averaged 3.2 points and 1.8 assists in 33 games as a rookie.

Baldwin was released prior to the start of the regular season. He joins C.J. Wilcox as one of the Blazers’ two-way players.

Per the release: “With the introduction of two-way contracts, NBA rosters have grown from 15 spots to 17, adding a pair of two-way players that can spend up to 45 days on an NBA roster and the remaining time on an NBA G League roster. “