Wizards Sign Justin Champagnie To Two-Way Contract

1:19pm: The deal is now official, the Wizards have announced in a press release.

9:38am: Following the expiration of his 10-day contract with the Wizards, Justin Champagnie will remain with the team on a new two-way deal, agent Daniel Hazan tells Chris Haynes of TNT and Bleacher Report (Twitter link). The contract will cover next season as well as the rest of 2023/24, per Haynes.

Champagnie, who appeared in 41 total NBA regular season games with Toronto and Boston prior to this season, signed a non-guaranteed Exhibit 10 contract with the Heat last summer after being waived by the Celtics. He competed in training camp for a regular season roster spot with Miami, but was one of the club’s final cuts and spent most of this season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Heat’s G League affiliate.

In 34 Showcase Cup and regular season games this season for the Skyforce, Champagnie averaged an impressive 22.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.4 steals in 37.6 minutes per contest, posting a shooting line of .494/.292/.742.

That performance in Sioux Falls earned the 22-year-old a shot with the Wizards, who signed him to a 10-day contract in February. He saw action in three games during his initial 10 days with the club, scoring 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting in 16 total minutes.

The Wizards opened up a two-way slot by promoting Eugene Omoruyi to a two-year standard contract on Friday, so Champagnie will fill that opening. Washington will still have one open spot available on its 15-man standard roster once Champagnie’s deal is official.

Champagnie will be eligible to be active for up to 12 NBA games for the Wizards during the final stretch of this season.

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