1 G-League standout the Milwaukee Bucks should bring back next season

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The Milwaukee Bucks will have plenty of pressing needs when the NBA off-season officially kicks off in the coming months.

Though all of the spotlight will be on the more prominent moves, such as the big trades and who they may take in the draft, there will inevitably be some smaller moves made around the edges. One of the deals that fits into that category is retaining TyTy Washington Jr., who just finished up his first season in Milwaukee via a two-way deal.

1 G-League standout the Milwaukee Bucks should bring back next season

TyTy Washington Jr. was a solid pickup for the Bucks last off-season, as they picked up the former first-round pick on a two-way deal. Given that he was on a two-way deal, he wasn't expected to play a prominent role for the Bucks, and he didn't, having taken the floor in just 11 games. Instead, he played most of his basketball in the NBA's G-League, where he shined.

In 24 games with the Wisconsin Herd, Washington served as arguably the team's best player, having averaged 21.3 points, 8.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals per contest. The 22-year-old flashed a good amount of potential, and as the Bucks likely aim to stock up their roster with youth, Washington should get a look on another two-way deal.

It would be shocking if the Bucks handed Washington a standard contract, despite their being some question marks about backup guard Patrick Beverley potentially returning. This might not be the year to hand him the keys to play behind Damian Lillard as the backup point guard in a full-time capacity, especially if they do indeed bring back Patrick Beverley.

Yet, with another year as a two-way player under his belt while constantly learning from Milwaukee's top players and also getting good G-League reps, perhaps he could develop into a legitimate NBA player. At 22, he's still got plenty of room to grow, and the potential is there, given that he was a pick in the first round just two short years ago.

Bringing him back via a two-way would be the definition of a low-risk, high-reward move, especially as the Bucks aim to add more youth into the equation this NBA off-season.

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