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DENVER (AP) - A person with knowledge of the trade says the Nuggets are sending Nene to the Wizards in a three-team deal, with Washington sending JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to Denver and Nick Young to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The person told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington also picked up forward Brian Cook. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made about the trade, which was completed right at the trade deadline.
The Nuggets signed Nene to a new five-year, 67 million contract in December. But the recent play of rookie forward Kenneth Faried made Nene expendable.
ESPN was among the first to report the trade and also said that Washington would receive a future second-round pick from Los Angeles.
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After just signing Nene to a five-year-$67 million contract extension in December, the Denver Nuggets have agreed to trade him to the Washington Wizards. In a three-team trade that netted the Nuggets big man, JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf. The Clippers were the third team and only involved because they were a team guard Nick Young, whose from LA, would forgo his “Bird [...]
The Washington Wizards, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers have completed a three-team trade. The Wizards will acquire Nene, the Nuggets will acquire JaVale McGee and the Clippers will acquire Nick Young in a swap I never saw coming.
It’s apparent that the Nuggets haven’t been happy with Nene’s production after giving him the big deal during the off-season. JaVale McGee...
The Washington Wizards have been the laughing stock of the league for the last couple of seasons. Maturity and team ball were two of the biggest problem areas for the team over the course of their struggles. Thursday, the Wizards took a great leap forward by shipping JaVale McGee off to Denver in exchange for Nene. Sure, they had to give up one of their top scorers in Nick Young...
Javale McGee informed the Wizards that he will be seeking a contract this offseason that pays him an annual average of approximately $14 million.
It seems that almost every other day, Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee does something that you haven't seen before.During last night's game against the Dallas Mavericks, McGee missed an alley-oop dunk from John Wall and proceeded to run into Mavericks center Brendan Haywood in transition: (Courtesy of DC Sports Bog)
Wizards vs Mavericks, March 13, 2012 – American Airlines Center, Dallas
Center Nene will not be available when the Washington Wizards face the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
Nene was acquired from the Denver Nuggets on Thursday in a three-way trade involving the Los Angeles Clippers.
The veteran center, who has appeared in only 28 games this season, still must pass a physical.
The 29-year-old Nene, who signed a five-year contract in the offseason, was averaging...
LTSB keeps you covered on the latest transactions leading up to the 2012 NBA trade deadline. The Los Angeles Clippers acquired Nick Young, the Washington Wizards received Nene Hilario, and the Denver Nuggets landed JaVale McGee in three-team trade. The Los Angeles Lakers sent Derek Fisher to the Houston Rockets for Jordan [...]