Knicks to Sign Duane Washington Jr to Two-Way Deal

The Knicks intend to sign guard Duane Washington Jr. to a two-way contract, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Duane Washington Jr

Washington, 22, signed a two-way deal with the Suns in August and had some nice moments when he received an uptick in playing time, largely in part because of injuries to pint guard Chris Paul and shooting guard Devin Booker.

In 31 appearances Phoenix this season, Washington averaged 7.9 points on 37 percent from the field. He spent last season as rookie with the Pacers, averaging 9.9 points in 48 games.

The Knicks have been playing well lately as a return to the playoffs appears to be on the horizon — so it’s hard to imagine Washington garnering a lot of minutes. But he will at least get an opportunity with both the Knicks and their G League affiliate in Westchester.

New York recently promoted shooting guard Trevor Keels and have one two-way spot available, with shooting guard DaQuan Jeffries holding down the other.

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