Washington Wizards Assign Chris McCullough to NAZ

By Jacob Withee | March 4, 2017

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – The Washington Wizards announced today that they have assigned forward Chris McCullough to the NBA Development League’s Northern Arizona Suns, per the league’s flexible assignment rule.

This marks the 21st assignment of the season for McCullough, but it will be his first time donning a Suns’ uniform. He was assigned to the Long Island Nets by their parent club, the Brooklyn Nets, 20 times earlier this season.

Brooklyn traded McCullough to the Wizards on Feb. 22.

The 6-foot 9-inch, 215-pound power forward played 31 games (29 starts) for the Long Island Nets this season. He is averaging 18.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and 7.7 rebounds in the D-League this year.

The 22-year-old has also tallied seven double-doubles in the D-League. He was named a 2017 NBA D-League All-Star, but was in the NBA at the time of the game.

His highest scoring total came against the Greensboro Swarm on Jan. 12, when he shot 12-of-20 from the field, plus 11-of-12 from the free throw line to finish the game with 37 points.

McCullough played in 14 games with the Brooklyn Nets this season, averaging 2.5 points on 51.6 percent shooting and 1.2 rebounds in 5.1 minutes per game.

In total, he has played in 39 NBA games (four starts), owning a 3.8 points per game average. He played for the Wizards on March 1 at Toronto and scored a point in two minutes of action.

Drafted out of Syracuse by the Nets with the 29th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, McCullough played just one year for the Orange. He tallied 9.3 PPG on 47.8 percent shooting, to go along with 6.9 RPG and 2.1 BPG.

The Suns roster now sits at 12 players.

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