Grading the Milwaukee Bucks’ captivating TyTy Washington signing

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In a very compelling move, the Milwaukee Bucks recently signed point guard TyTy Washington to a two-way deal.

Although not needle-tipping, the move helps strengthen Milwaukee’s backcourt, which is among the weaker parts of the roster right now. Speaking of Milwaukee’s current roster, it’s now full with 18 players made up of 15 standard contracts and three two-way deals. Washington was a pretty interesting player to give that final roster spot to, so let’s dive in and grade the move.

The financial aspect of TyTy Washington’s deal with the Milwaukee Bucks

Washington signed a two-way deal, so it’s not very cost-heavy for Milwaukee. In fact, two-ways do not count toward a team’s total cap figures. Though the 21-year-old will make around $500K next season, which is typically the standard two-way salary for all players, it will not drastically impact the Milwaukee Bucks’ payroll.

Obviously, there’s no reason to hate the financial aspect of a two-way deal. In NBA terms, it is the very definition of a low-risk, low-cost move when adding a young player. However, this gets even sweeter when one realizes that Washington was a first round pick in 2022. The Bucks have now added a first round talent with a two-way spot, which is very rare.

In short, this is an excellent move for the Milwaukee Bucks from a financial perspective.