But because those players were on two-way contracts, they were in jeopardy of becoming unavailable to their teams. To play a two-way player more games and in the postseason, a team had to convert him to a standard contract.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
Sources: The NBA and NBPA are planning to eliminate the 50-game limit for two-way contract players this season and to allow two-way players to be eligible for the playoffs, pending Board approval.
Now, why would teams sign two-way players to a standard contract? They can pay the standard-contract rate for only when they want the two-way player.