Duane Washington Jr.
G - FA
The New York Knicks have waived G Duane Washington Jr.
Washington is set to miss the next 6-8 weeks with a thumb injury. The Knicks re-signed Jaylen Martin on a two-way NBA contract.
Duane Washington Jr. has been waived by the Phoenix Suns.
Washington will be waived by the Phoenix Suns to make room for the newly-acquired Saben Lee. Washington has been solid in his limited work this season, averaging close to 8 points in about 13 minutes per game so far this season. He will likely land with another roster at some point, but he has a lot to do before becoming fantasy relevant.
Duane Washington Jr. tallied 25 points (9-18 FG, 5-6 3PT, 2-3 FT), three assists and one rebound in 25 minutes of Sunday's 112-98 loss to the Cavaliers.
Washington had one of his best games of the season off the bench on Sunday, eclipsing the 25-point mark for the second time. The 22-year-old has averaged just 11.3 minutes per game on the year, but he has logged 25 minutes in back-to-back games. He shouldn't be considered for fantasy or DFS, but he could see a small minute uptick going forward with Devin Booker sidelined.
Duane Washington Jr. added 21 points (8-14 FG, 5-8 3PT) and four assists in 19 minutes off the bench in Phoenix's 113-112 loss to the Heat on Monday.
Washington came off the bench on fire for the Suns, hitting five threes and finishing second on the team in scoring with just 19 minutes played. This was the first time the point guard saw more than seven minutes all season, likely due to the absence of Chris Paul. Washington likely won't repeat this kind of performance, especially if Paul is nearing a return.
Duane Washington has agreed to a two-way contract with the Phoenix Suns.
Washington was a serviceable depth player on the Pacers last year. In 48 games played, he averaged 20 minutes a game, scoring 9.9 points, 1.8 assists and 1.7 rebounds per game on 40% shooting. On a deep Suns team, he is merely a depth piece once again and unlikely to offer much fantasy appeal.