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Wizards re-sign Cassius Winston to a two-way contract

The Wizards have brought their 2020 second round pick for another season.

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Cassius Winston is back for another year.
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On Friday, Fred Katz of The Athletic reported that Cassius Winston signed a second two-way contract with the Washington Wizards. The now-sophomore guard and 2020 second-round pick was on a two-way last season as well.

Winston averaged 1.9 points per game in 22 appearances for the Wizards in the 2020-21 season.

Two-way contracts in the NBA allow players to spend time on both the NBA and G-League, but they are more likely to spend time with the latter team. In Winston’s case, he is likely spending significant time with the Go-Go, considering that Spencer Dinwiddie is the starting point guard and Raul Neto will play significant amounts of time there as well.

In July, ESPN’s Bobby Marks reported some new rules on two-way contracts, most notably that these players aren’t playoff eligible unless they are on a full-NBA contract. The salary for a two-way player will also be 50 percent of a rookie minimum, or $462,629.

Welcome back, Cassius.