Wizards release two-way player Young

Wizards signee Michael Young has played 23 games in the G League.

The Washington Wizards have waived two-way small forward Michael Young, the team announced in a press release.

Young, 23, averaged 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds in 23 games in the G League this season. The Wizards don’t have a minor-league affiliate, so Young spent time with the affiliates of the Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers.

He signed with the Wizards back in early July, becoming one of the first players in league history to ink a two-way deal.

Young went undrafted out of Pittsburgh after leading the ACC in scoring (19.6 ppg) last season.

Per HoopsRumors:

“According to contract data from Basketball Insiders, Young’s two-way contract was for two years, with $50K guaranteed in each season. The Wizards will remain on the hook for that full amount, though salaries for two-way players don’t count against a team’s cap.”

In a related move, the Wizards announced that they had assigned big man Chris McCullough to the Wisconsin Herd.