Former Indiana Pacer Duane Washington Jr. signs two-way deal with Phoenix Suns

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Duane Washington Jr., who played 48 games with Indiana last season and averaged 9.9 points per game, has signed a two-way contaract with the Phoenix Suns, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The 22 year-old was cut by Indiana to make room under the salary cap when it made a max offer to Deandre Ayton. The Suns matched the offer and now have Ayton and Washington under contract.

Indiana Pacers' Duane Washington Jr. looks on during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 133-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Indiana Pacers' Duane Washington Jr. looks on during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 133-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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Washington scored 20 or more points four times last season with Indiana, including 22 against Dallas and Atlanta. He hit seven 3-pointers against New Orleans, a single-game record for a Pacers rookie. He was an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State who averaged 19.5 points per game with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants before joining the Pacers.

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