According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnaroski, the Phoenix Suns and Duane Washington Jr. agreed to enter into a two-sided contract.
Woj: Free agent G Duane Washington Jr., has agreed a two-way contract with the Phoenix Suns, his agent Shayaun Saee of @OneLegacySports tells ESPN. The 22-year-old Washington scored an average of 9.9 points for the Pacers in 48 games last season.”
Washington Jr. played his college basketball for the state of Ohio and was not called up in 2021.
Last season, however, he had another very solid season with the Indiana Pacers.
As for the Suns, he joins a team that is one of the real contenders in the NBA.
The franchise had been battling a playoff drought for a decade, but in the summer of 2020, they traded for Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Paul helped lead them back to the NBA Playoffs and eventually they went all the way to the NBA Finals.
They lost in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Milwaukee Bucks after leading 2-0 in the series.
That was the first title in Giannis Antetokounmpo’s career.
Last season, the Suns were the best team in the entire NBA during the regular season.
They entered the NBA Playoffs first, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round in six games.
In the second round, they took a 2-0 lead over Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.
Still, they would go only 1-4 the rest of the way, losing Game 7 on their home floor.