The Knicks added the 6’3 shot-creating guard Duane Washington Jr. to shore up their guard depth and finalize their roster.
The New York Knicks plan to sign guard Duane Washington Jr. to a two-way contract, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, filling their last roster spot.
The Knicks had two roster spots open after their sole trade ahead of the deadline this season that added Josh Hart to their bench but sent Cam Reddish, Ryan Arcidiacano, and Svi Mykhailiuk to the Portland TrailBlazers. They had to fill the open spots and recently signed rookie Trevor Keels to a 10-day contract.
After a breakout year with the tanking Pacers last season, Washington averaged 7.9 points per game in 13 minutes with the Phoenix Suns this season. He could add solid depth to an already deep Knicks bench as they continue their playoff push through March and April. With several big-name free agents still available on the market, New York has chosen to err on the side of caution with a two-way deal with Washington Jr.