Suns sign Ish Wainright to two-way contract

The Phoenix Suns re-signed forward Ish Wainright, the team announced Thursday.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, it’s a two-way NBA contract.

The Suns initially signed Wainright in October, and he made his NBA debut in November. He played the previous three seasons internationally in Germany and France.

Wainright, 27, played in 45 regular season games for the Suns last season, averaging 2.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per game. Over his final two games of the season, the 6-5 guard totaled a combined 35 points on 14-of-29 from the field and 7-of-16 from three-point range, plus 11 rebounds, seven steals, and four assists.

Most recently, Wainright averaged 11.0 points on 42.1% from the field and 41.4% from three-point range, plus 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in five games for the Suns at the 2022 NBA Summer League last month in Las Vegas. He also represented Uganda at the FIBA Basketball World Cup African Qualifiers in July, averaging team highs of 19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists.

Phoenix recently signed Duane Washington Jr. to a two-way contract, and with the addition of Wainright, they have reached the maximum of amount of two-way players(two).

76ers’ GM on Shayok: ‘Marial is a natural-born scorer’

Philadelphia 76ers have signed Marial Shayok to a two-way contract, the team announced today.

In two games with the 76ers Summer League team, who are currently playing in the Las Vegas Summer League, Shayok is averaging 16.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, and 1.5 apg.

“Marial is a natural-born scorer who is committed to being a tough defender,” Brand said. “He’s a great person and a talented basketball player who can stretch the floor and knock down the three-point shot. We look forward to growing Marial within our programs in both Philadelphia and Delaware.”

A native of Ottawa, Shayok led Iowa State in scoring as a senior with 18.7 points per game, en route to All-Big 12 First Team honors.

As a Cyclone, he notched career highs in scoring, rebounding (4.9), assists (2.0), field-goal percentage (.496) and three-point percentage (.386), while leading Iowa State to a 23-12 regular season record. Shayok would then carry Iowa State to the Big 12 Tournament title, where he was named MVP, and a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament.