Free Agent 1st-Round pick TyTy Washington Finds New Home

He was out of work for just nine days. Following a summer of being traded twice, then released, 2022 first-round draft pick TyTy Washington Jr. has found a new home with the Milwaukee Bucks. 

It's a two-way deal for Washington, and lands the Bucks some extra depth at the point guard spot. 

The 21-year-old was the No. 29 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. He was sent to the Atlanta Hawks in a multi-team deal earlier in the summer, then was flipped to the Oklahoma City Thunder. But OKC has a loaded young roster already, and they forced to free up a roster spot, so Washington was waived back on Aug. 20th. 

His tough, whirlwind summer has wound up in a positive way, however, as he'll try to win a depth spot with the championship-contending Bucks. The team doesn't currently have a true "backup point guard" on the roster to play behind Jrue Holiday.

Washington averaged 4.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 14.0 minutes per game for Houston in 2022-23.  But he was outstanding in 10 G League games with the Rockets' affiliate, averaging 20.2 points and 4.7 assists for the Grand Valley Vipers, while helping lead them to the G League Finals. 

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