The UCLA Bruins’ two undrafted free agents may have found their NBA homes for next season. According to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, Kris Wilkes signed a two-way deal with the New York Knicks, meaning that he will spend most of the season playing in the NBA G League for the Westchester Knicks.
UCLA forward Kris Wilkes will sign a two-way deal with the New York Knicks, league sources tell ESPN.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 21, 2019
The deal will be similar to the one that Thomas Welsh signed with Denver last summer.
Meanwhile, Moses Brown has reached an agreement with the Houston Rockets to play for the Rockets’ Summer League team, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Rockets have agreements with undrafted free agents William McDowell-White, Moses Brown and Chris Clemons to play on the summer league team next month, per source. Rockets roster spot, tbd.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) June 21, 2019
Of the two deals, Wilkes’ deal looks to be the better of the two since it’s a two-way contract which will allow him to spend as many 45 days with the Knicks while he will spend the rest of the season in the NBA G League, although he is not guaranteed any time in the NBA. But, at this point, it looks like Brown’s contract is just a Summer League contract, meaning he will need to earn a contract for the NBA or G League season with his play in the Summer League.