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Washington Wizards reportedly sign 4-year NBA veteran
Washington Wizards reportedly sign 4-year NBA veteran

Saddiq Bey played 63 games for the Atlanta Hawks last year.

He finished the season averaging 13.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 41.6% from the field and 31.6% from three-point range.

On Wednesday evening, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Bey would sign a contract with the Washington Wizards.

About Wojnarowski: “Free agent F Saddiq Bey has agreed to a three-year, $20 million deal with the Washington Wizards, his agents James Dunleavy and Jordan Gertler of @Excelbasketball tell ESPN.”

About Wojnarowski: “Bey, who is recovering from a torn ACL, averaged 13.7 points and 6.5 rebounds in 63 games for the Atlanta Hawks before his knee injury. At 25, Bey, a native of the Washington DC area, is a good long-term player for the Wizards, who are currently in the process of rebuilding.”

Bey was the 19th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft out of Villanova.

He averaged career points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 40.8% from the field and 35.2% from three-point range in 292 regular season games for the Detroit Pistons (and Hawks).

He also participated in six NBA playoff games.

Saddiq Bey

March 8, 2024; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Saddiq Bey (41) shoots as Memphis Grizzlies center Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) defends during the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Photo Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The Wizards, on the other hand, are coming off a season in which they finished 14th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 15-67.

They haven’t made the NBA playoffs since the 2021 season, when Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal were still on the roster.

Nevertheless, the Wizards have interesting players (and assets).

By Everly