Suns Sign Ishmail Wainright to Two-Way Contract

The Suns are signing former Raptors forward Ishmail Wainright to a two-way contract. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news, via Wainright’s agents, Jim Tanner and Deirunas Visockas.

At 27 years of age, Wainright approaches a potential career in Phoenix with several seasons of experience in international ball. Per Sam Amico of Hoops Wire, “Wainright is 6-foot-6 and played for Baylor from 2013-17. He has spent three seasons overseas, most recently with French club Strasbourg. He spent two years in Germany before that.”

The former forward/tight end from Baylor has been seen as a valuable defender and apt scorer off the bench. During his first season played with the N├╝rnberg Falcons in 2018, Wainright averaged 12.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists. 

Wainright signed a two-year, partially guaranteed contract with the Raptors in August and was waived two months later, despite a strong showing from the former Bear. Per Hoops Rumors, Wainright will be earning “$250,000 from the Raptors this season and $125,000 in 2022/23.”

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