Reaction and Analysis: Milwaukee Bucks sign guard TyTy Washington

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 09 (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 09 (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

For several weeks, Milwaukee Bucks fans have wondered who the team would sign utilizing their final two-way slot to put the finishing touches on this roster.

There were several intriguing names out on the market, and the team has now chosen one to bring aboard. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Bucks have signed 21-year-old guard TyTy Washington to a two-way contract for the 2023-24 NBA season. Let’s dive right in and give some immediate reaction and analysis.

Reaction and Analysis: Milwaukee Bucks sign guard TyTy Washington

Above all else, Washington makes sense for the Bucks because he’s a point guard. Of course, it’s well-known that Milwaukee currently doesn’t have a clear-cut backup point guard on the roster. Lindell Wigginton is the closest thing they have, and he’s also on a two-way. Bringing in another young guard to stock up on options on a two-way deal was a wise move to make.

To be clear, this does not mean Washington will immediately be Milwaukee’s backup point guard behind Jrue Holiday. Instead, the guard will likely spend most of next season in Oshkosh with the Wisconsin Herd, where he can work on his game. Yet, he could occasionally get called up when the Bucks feel like they could use another ball-handler.

At 21 years old, Washington still has no shortage of room to grow. He was a first round pick just over a year ago and really didn’t have a chance to spread his wings. The opportunity might not be prominent to begin in Milwaukee, but the young guard can sit behind and learn from one of the best two-way players at the position in the business in Jrue Holiday.

Under Coach Adrian Griffin, the Bucks seem keen on developing young talent, and that is exactly what Washington is. This is incredibly low-risk but very high reward, especially when considering the team’s current glaring lack of point guard depth. Washington could end up being a nice find for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Many Bucks fans were hoping that Summer League favorite Jazian Gortman, another point guard, would get the final two-way nod, but that is not the case. He is still set to join the Bucks for camp, so perhaps he could stick around in some capacity.

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