Knicks’ Duane Washington Jr. Injures Right Thumb, Out Several Weeks

Two-way Knicks combo guard Duane Washington Jr. has injured his right thumb, and is set to have the ailment reappraised in six-to-eight weeks, the team announced today (Twitter link).

Since going undrafted out of Ohio State in 2021, Washington has also logged time with the Pacers and Suns. He initially signed on with New York last February on a two-way deal, but didn’t suit up at all for the NBA club during the 2022/23 season.

Washington appeared in five games last year with the Westchester Knicks, New York’s G League affiliate. Across those contests, he averaged 16.6 points per game on a shooting line of .424/.368/1.000, along with 2.8 dimes and 1.6 boards.

Washington, 23, joined the club on a training camp agreement to start the season before landing a second two-way contract.

Through 79 career games, the 6’3″ vet boasts NBA averages of 9.1 PPG on .391/.371/.729 shooting splits. He’s also averaging 1.9 APG and 1.5 RPG.

In his lone game this year with Westchester, Washington scored 26 points. He has yet to play with the New York roster in a regular season contest.

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