In an inside report, the Milwaukee Bucks Signs TyTy Washington Jr. Former NBA first-round selection in a significant development. As per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Milwaukee Bucks are set to finalize a contract with TyTy Washington Jr.
Originally, TyTy Washington Jr. held the 29th spot in the 2022 NBA Draft, chosen by the Houston Rockets, after a solitary season of college basketball representing Kentucky.
During his high school years, ESPN ranked Washington Jr. as the 14th most talented player in the 2021 class.
However, after completing just one season with the Rockets, Washington Jr. was involved in a trade this summer, initially to the Atlanta Hawks (who subsequently dealt him to the Oklahoma City Thunder).
Released by the Thunder, Washington Jr. became an unrestricted free agent.
News broke on a Tuesday afternoon through Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, revealing that Washington Jr. is poised to sign a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 29, 2023
Throughout his debut season with the Rockets, Washington Jr. achieved an average of 4.7 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game, accompanied by shooting percentages of 36.3% from the field and 23.8% from beyond the arc in 31 regular-season matchups.
Additionally, Washington Jr. participated in G League action, where he maintained an average of 26.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 7.6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game, with a field goal accuracy of 40.7% across eight regular-season games (he also participated in ten Showcase Cup matches and five G League playoff fixtures).
Regarding the Bucks, they are emerging from a season in which they secured the leading position in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee Bucks Signs TyTy Washington Jr. former NBA 1st-round pick will increase the bench strength.
Nonetheless, their playoff journey was short-lived, as they succumbed to the Miami Heat in the opening round of the NBA playoffs, resulting in a five-game series.