Grading the Milwaukee Bucks’ captivating TyTy Washington signing

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Looking at TyTy Washington’s fit and role with the Milwaukee Bucks

Given that he’s on a two-way deal, TyTy Washington is unlikely to play an overly prominent role as a Milwaukee Buck this season. Two-way players are limited in terms of how many games they can play with the NBA team they are signed to; they typically spend a good chunk of the season in the G-Leauge and get the occasional call-up. That will likely happen here.

It would not be too surprising to see Washington get some actual time with the Bucks due to their current lack of a backup point guard. Behind starter Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee does not have one on a standard deal. Lindell Wigginton and Washington, both on two-way deals, will likely be used on occasion to be the backup and handle the ball off of the bench.

Aside from those occasional stints with the Bucks, Washington will likely spend a good bit of time with the Wisconsin Herd, Milwaukee’s G-League affiliate. Under new coach Beno Udrih, the guard will have a solid chance to spread his wings and develop. Again, Washington is still 21 years old, so he’s got plenty of room to grow (He was drafted last year!).

Ultimately, Washington will be a nice option in Milwaukee’s back pocket they can use if they need another ball-handler on any given night, but he likely will not play too big of a role nightly.