Suns Retain Forward Ish Wainright

The Suns have exercised their 2023/24 team option on Ish Wainright‘s contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. The option will pay Wainright a salary of $1,927,896 for next season.

Wainright, 28, has played the last two seasons for Phoenix. This past year, he appeared in 60 regular-season games (two starts), averaging 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes per game. He also saw action in six postseason contests.

With four maximum-salary players on the books, Phoenix needs to fill out its roster with low-cost options and Wainwright was productive enough to retain his spot. He’s also considered an above-average defender.

He originally joined the team on a two-way contract, which was converted to a standard contract in February.

In addition to a temporary attempt at switching to football, the 6’6″, 250-pound combo forward also played international basketball in Germany and France.

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