Free agency steal wants to stay with Bucks, expresses lofty goal for next season

TyTy Washington has his eyes on a much larger role with the Milwaukee Bucks next season.

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There hasn't been much of an opportunity for the young guys on the Milwaukee Bucks this season.

For a lot of these players, this year will come down to learning from the veterans while also working on their games in the G-League. That way, they could shoot for the stars and potentially work their way into Milwaukee's full-time rotation next season. That is just what TyTy Washington, one of the team's two-way players, is planning to do.

Fresh off leading the Wisconsin Herd to a win over the Indiana Mad Ants in an impressive 37-point, seven assist and five rebound performance, Washington was asked by Gyro Step Podcast co-host Ti Windisch if he wants to be Milwaukee's backup point guard next season. Washington answered with:

“Definitely. I want to stay in Milwaukee, keep learning from Dame and everybody up there. Hopefully when it's my time, I want to be that backup point guard for us next season.”

Free agency steal wants to stay with Bucks, expresses lofty goal for next season

Washington was a free agency steal for the Bucks. The guard was a first round pick in 2022 but hit the free agent market the following off-season, allowing Milwaukee to sign him via a two-way contract. Young talent like that typically is not available, especially on two-way contracts, so Washington was a nice addition to this batch of young players the Bucks have.

With the Wisconsin Herd, Milwaukee's G-League affiliate, Washington has arguably been the team's best player this season, averaging an impressive 21.3 points, 8.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals while shooting 46.7 percent from the floor and 42.6 percent from three. He's shown that he can be a tremendous scorer, facilitator and shooter while playing pesky defense.

If the Milwaukee Bucks are indeed in the market for a backup point guard this off-season, they should give Washington a look. At 22 years old, he's fairly young and inexperienced, but he could develop his skill set and live up to his potential as a first round pick, especially in an environment surrounded by veteran superstar talents such as Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

In the full interview with Windisch, Washington said that whenever he is around the Bucks, Lillard is someone he always has his eye on just to simply see how he operates. That gives the guard a chance to see how one of the best in the business operates and how the veteran has reached that level as he tries to eventually reach those same heights.

At times, it's been clear this season that the Bucks could use an infusion of youth, and Washington would be a viable option for that next season at the backup point guard position. On top of all that, he likely would not command a massive deal, so it would be low-risk financially for the Milwaukee Bucks. For now, TyTy Washington must continue to soak up everything he learns like a sponge.

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