Knicks waiving injured Duane Washington Jr, signing Jaylen Martin to two-way deal

The New York Knicks are waiving guard Duane Washington Jr. from his two-way contract and replacing him with guard/forward Jaylen Martin, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.Duane Washington Jr

Washington, 23, suffered an injured right thumb and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks. He has yet to appear in a game with the Knicks since signing a two-way on Oct. 23 — though he has played for the Westchester Knicks of the G League.

You can assume Washington will remain with Westchester once he returns from the injury.

He also finished last season on a two-way deal with the Knicks, though he did not appear in any games with the team.

Washington spent the first part of last season on a two-way deal with the Suns and averaged 7.9 points on 37 percent shooting. He spent his rookie year with the Pacers, averaging 9.9 points in 48 games.

Martin, 19, is 6-foot-6 and signed a two-way deal with the Knicks after going undrafted in 2023. He then played for New York’s entry at Summer League, averaging 13.0 points, 3.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and one steal in 30 minutes per game.

The Knicks waived him on Oct. 18. But as Charania noted, Martin is averaging 13.0 points and been impressive for Westchester early in the G League season.

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