MIAMI – Derrick Walton Jr’s journey as a two-way player continues with the Heat sending the guard back to their developmental-league affiliate, Sioux Falls.
Walton, 22, re-joined the Skyforce today as part of his two-way contract and now has been sent down and recalled six times since the start of the season. Walton has played in 12 games with the Heat, averaging 1.8 points and 1.1 assists in 8.8 minutes.
Players on two-way contracts are allowed to spend a maximum of 45 days in the NBA. Walton has 14 days remaining before the Heat are forced to make a decision as to whether to keep him on a two-day contract or release him.
Walton has appeared in eight games with the Skyforce this season averaging 14.5 points, 7.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds while shooting 41.2 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from three-point range.
He will be available for the Skyforce’s game today vs. the Agua Caliente Clippers.
The Heat released Matt Williams Jr. from his two-way contract a week ago, replacing him with Derrick Jones Jr. Jones saw his first action as a member of the Heat during Friday’s win over the Knicks, scoring two points and grabbing nine rebounds in nine minutes.
Williams rejoined the Skyforce as a returning player on Wednesday.