Duane Washington has found a new home in the NBA.
After being waived by the Indiana Pacers in mid-July, the former Buckeye guard signed a two-way contract with the Phoenix Suns Tuesday, per a report by NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
Free agent G Duane Washington Jr., has agreed on a two-way contract with the Phoenix Suns, his agent Shayaun Saee of @OneLegacySports tells ESPN. Washington, 22, averaged 9.9 points for the Pacers in 48 games last season.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2022
Washington signed a two-way deal with the Pacers after going undrafted in 2020 and turned in a standout rookie campaign in the NBA. The 3-point sharpshooter averaged 9.9 points in 20.2 minutes per game in 48 appearances during his first season.
That success helped Washington earn a multi-year contract with the Pacers in April, but the organization ended up waiving him as a means to clear cap space for the potential signing of former No. 1 overall draft pick DeAndre Ayton.
Washington will now have another opportunity to show off his skills in the NBA, though, as he teams up with Chris Paul and company in Phoenix.