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How the NBA's new two-way contracts change the game

How would things have been different for the Nets and Yogi Ferrell with two-way contracts? AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer

Relatively quick CBA negotiations gave the NBA and its players plenty of time to make tweaks and adjustments to improve league operations going forward.

One of those improvements is a new category of player. With the further growth and development of the NBA D-League as a gateway to the NBA, the new CBA creates a hybrid player who exists in both leagues: the two-way player.

So how will this work? And what does it mean for future team building? Breakout Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell -- and his short stint with the Brooklyn Nets -- provides a good example.