The Detroit Pistons have reportedly signed 6-foot-7 wingman Luis Montero to a two-way player contract for the upcoming 2017-18 NBA season, meaning he will most likely suit up for the team’s NBA Gatorade League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive, for the majority of the season.
The new NBA two-way contracts allow teams to retain player rights without having to keep the player on the 15-man roster and the salary doesn’t count against the salary cap.
Montero spent the Las Vegas Summer League playing for the Sacramento Kings. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Montero spent two years at Westchester Community College. Undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft, Montero appeared in 22 games for the Portland Trail Blazers that next season. He averaged 8.8 points and 6.2 rebounds while playing last season in the G League for the Reno Bighorns, the affiliate team of the Kings.
Most are hoping that Montero can become a space-making, 3-and-D wing that could spell time in the Drive’s lineup, eventually leading to minutes with the parent club.