There is no doubt that the Phoenix Suns are one of the greatest teams in the NBA.
It’s true that they completely fell apart in the Western Conference semifinals last season and it will take a lot of work to overcome the stench coming from their loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Despite that, they will still be a truly strong team coming into the new season, especially since all of their biggest names are returning.
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
But that’s not all – they’re adding even more talent.
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Duane Washington Jr., a guard who just played his rookie season with the Indiana Pacers, has signed a two-way contract with the Suns.
During his first year in the league, Washington averaged 9.9 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists.
What does this signing bring to the Suns?
Shining With The Suns
Washington had a pretty solid rookie season with the Pacers, especially when you consider that he went undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft.
But Washington isn’t coasting because of his family’s history: he is a young player who looks hungry and ready to put in his all.
Don’t expect Washington to be a starter for the Suns but you may see him pop up from time to time as an important bench player.
The Suns are eager to continually build their bench and add depth to the roster – Washington is part of that.
He spent his first year with one of the least popular teams in the league and now Washington will play with one of the most beloved.