Dozier lands two-way contract with Thunder

Former South Carolina standout PJ Dozier spent the summer with the Lakers.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed undrafted guard P.J. Dozier to a two-way contract, the team announced Monday.

Dozier is 6-foot-6 and played for NCAA Final Four qualifier South Carolina last season. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers’ summer team and was in camp with the Dallas Mavericks.

Dozier appeared in three preseason games with the Mavs before getting waived over the weekend.

By signing a two-way deal, he will spend most of his time with the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League.

“Players on two-way contracts can float between an NBA team and its G League affiliate, spending a maximum of 45 days with the NBA club,” the Oklahoman explained. “They’re paid a prorated NBA rookie-minimum salary for the days they’re in the NBA and a G League salary for the rest of the season.

“Their salaries do not count against a team’s cap, and the players do not count against a team’s 15-man roster limit.”