The Pistons are signing rookie center Luke Garza to a two-year contract, agents Mike Kneisley and Odell Witherspoon told Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Ian Begley of SNY.tv reported two weeks ago that Garza’s two-way contract was likely to be converted to a standard deal. The move will now open up a two-way slot for the Pistons.
Garza, 22, is a 6-foot-11 center and was selected by the Pistons with the No. 52 overall pick out of Iowa. He fared well in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 13.5 points and 8.3 boards in four games.
Garza is a former two-time Big Ten Player of the Year award winner, averaging 24.1 points and 8.7 rebounds in 31 games last season. He was twice named first team All-American.
Players on two-way deals can appear in up to 50 NBA games, spending the rest of their time in the G League.