When in the NBA, a player with a two-way contract will accrue a day of service and make money consistent with an NBA rookie minimum...
Those are the words that struck me to ask:
whether NBA players who sign 10 day short term contracts, classified as employees or independent contractors?
From reading the articles , it seems like they are employees because of their inability to move freely to other teams because
- teams have a the right but not the obligation to sign the players
- "But the other reason agents are wary of two-way contracts is that it restricts the player’s freedom of movement. Players who once could be called up by 30 different NBA teams now are linked exclusively with just one — and on a limited basis, at that." But it’s not the perfect solution it may seem
My Research / Background
Short Term Contract
How do short term contracts work in the NBA?
Article on Short Term Contracts
In the new collective bargaining agreement, the league has introduced two new roster slots where teams can sign players to “a two-way contract,” which allows them to spend a finite amount of time with their respective NBA team and the rest of their season with a G-League affiliate.