New York Knicks to Sign Duane Washington Jr.

A former Buckeye has earned himself another shot in the NBA as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported this morning that the New York Knicks will sign Duane Washington Jr. to a two-way contract.

Washington played three years at Ohio State before declaring for the NBA Draft. Despite going undrafted in 2021, Washington has played his way onto three NBA rosters over the past couple seasons. After averaging 9.9 points per game over 48 appearances (seven starts) for the Indiana Pacers in 2021-22, Washington signed with the Phoenix Suns, where he scored 7.9 points per game over 31 appearances (three starts) before being waived.

He is now set to sign with the Knicks on a two-way deal, which means that he will be paid half of the minimum salary while being able to be shuttled back-and-forth to the NBA G League as well as the active Knicks roster. Washington’s contract could be converted to an NBA deal if the team wishes to sign him before he reaches free agency, or if the team wants to add him to a potential playoff roster.