Phoenix Suns Sign Wing To 2-Year Extension

The Phoenix Suns ate away at some of their depth in the big Kevin Durant trade, but they've ensured one valuable bench piece will be around a bit longer, bringing two-way contract man Ish Wainright officially into the fold with a multi-year deal.

Wainright gets a new two-year, $2.5 million deal, with a team option on next season. They literally signed him on the court before Friday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Footprint Center.

His kissing of the contract is understandable; it's been a long road to an official NBA deal for the 28-year-old, who toiled in Germany and France before coming to the NBA. Heck, he was even in camp once with the Buffalo Bills of the NFL as an undrafted free agent tight end, but didn't make the cut. 

He's been a good soldier off the Phoenix bench, playing 15 minutes per game for coach Monty Williams this season, filling in admirably while the team was shorthanded with injuries. He's averaging 4.4 points and 2.1 rebounds. 

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