Wizards looking to convert Anzejs Pasecniks to full-time contract
Currently serving as a two-way player for the Washington Wizards while continuing to suit up at both the NBA and G League levels, center Anzejs Pasecniks may be headed for a more full-time role in the nation’s capital going forward. According to a recent report from Candace Buckner of the Washington Post, the Wizards are attempting to sign Pasecniks to a standard NBA contract as opposed to keeping him on his current two-way contract.
However, it is also worth noting that such a move would ultimately require the Wizards to remove a player from the team’s 15-man NBA roster as Pasecniks would need to be added in the place of someone already on it.
The Wizards have until January 15th, which is notably the last day to convert a player on a two-way contract to a NBA deal, to make a decision regarding Pasecniks. If the Wizards eventually choose to convert Pasecniks’s contract, Washington would then possess the ability to sign another player to a two-way contract in his place.
The 24-year-old Pasecniks is now in the midst of his first NBA season while the rookie center was originally selected by the Orlando Magic in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft. However, he never suited up for the Magic and has already appeared in 11 regular season games as a member of the Wizards in 2019-20. As it stands today, Pasecniks is averaging 7.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, one assist, 0.4 blocks and 0.4 steals over the course of an even 21 minutes per contest for Washington.