Former GR Drive guard Nate Wolters signs 2-way contract with Utah Jazz

Earlier today, the Utah Jazz announced they’ve signed guard Nate Wolters to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

Walters is a 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard who played collegiately at South Dakota State (2009-2013). Wolters played 12 games, starting eight of those contests, with the Grand Rapids Drive, the NBA G League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, in 2014-15. He averaged 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 7.2 assists in nearly 32 minutes per game. Walters recorded a triple-double for the Drive against the Maine Red Claws on March 29, 2015.

Last season, Wolters played for Crvena Zvezda in Serbia leading his team to the league title. Appearing in 65 games, he averaged 8.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 17.1 minutes.

Drafted 38th overall in the second roundest he 2013 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards, Wolters has also played with the Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans (Hornets) Pelicans. In 79 NBA games, his career averages are 5.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 19.7 minutes.

He has also played 21 games in Turkish League, averaging 11.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists with Beksitas.

A native of St. Cloud, Minn., Wolters finished college as a 2,000/600/600 player and scored in double figures 72 games in a row at SDSU. He holds SDSU records for career scoring (2,363), assists (669) and free throws made (648).


The 2017-18 season will mark the first year NBA teams can utilize two-way contracts. Teams will be permitted to carry two such players on their roster in addition to their 15-man regular season roster. Utah’s two-way players will spend time with the team’s exclusively owned and operated NBA G League team, the Salt Lake City Stars, as well as the Jazz, but no more than 45 days in the NBA, not including any time prior to the start of the Stars’ training camp and at the conclusion of the season.

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