Washington Wizards Sign Guard To Multi-Year Contract


After buying out and waiving Will Barton, the Washington Wizards had an extra full-time roster spot, and they've now filled it by rewarding second-year guard Jordan Goodwin with a multi-year contract.

It's a 3-year contract for Goodwin, that runs through the 2024-25 season. It's fully guaranteed for the remainder of this season, partially guaranteed for the next season and has a team option for the 2024-25 season.

Goodwin had been on a two-way contract this season with the Wizards, and had outperformed it, becoming a rotation piece for head coach Wes Unseld Jr. 

“Jordan has worked extremely hard during his time with us and that has paid off both for him and for our team with this opportunity,” said Wizards President and General Manager Tommy Sheppard.  “He is a great example of our development program as well as the importance and impact of having the (G League's Capital City) Go-Go as part of our organization.” 

The 24 year old earned his stripes last year in the G League for the organization, and this season has emerged as a surprise backcourt rotation piece. He's appeared in 40 games with the Wizards this season, averaging 6.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game. He also became the first Wizard player to record back-to-back games with five-plus steals earlier this season since Larry Hughes in 2005.

Goodwin played in 46 games for the Go-Go last season, averaging 16.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists per gam, and set the franchise mark with 94 steals on the season. This year, in his four games with the Go-Go, he was averaging 19.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. 

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