Nuggets, Wizards, Clips Agree To Three-Way Deal

4:55pm: Lee clarifies (via Twitter) that the Hornets' pick heading to the Wizards is a 2015 selection. Lee also reports that Young was initially supposed to go to the Nuggets in the deal, but declined to surrender his Bird rights to go to Denver (Twitter link).

4:42pm: The draft pick the Clippers are sending to Washington is the second-round pick they acquired from the Hornets, so it should be an early second-rounder, tweets Michael Lee.

2:38pm: The Clippers have acquired Nick Young from the Wizards as part of a three-team trade, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, JaVale McGee is heading to Denver and Nene will go to Washington (Twitter link). Ronny Turiaf will also head to the Nuggets, with Brian Cook going to the Wizards, tweets Michael Lee of the Washington Post. The Wizards will receive a future second-round pick from the Clippers, says Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link).

For the Nuggets, the deal seems intended to create future cap flexibility. Ken Berger of CBS Sports hears Denver had been experiencing some "buyer's remorse" about Nene's long-term deal (Twitter link). The future cap space created could make the Nuggets more inclined to increase their offer to restricted free agent Wilson Chandler before his self-imposed Friday deadline.

The Wizards acquire what appears to be their center of the future in Nene. Presumably, amidst reports that McGee would seek $14MM annually in free agency this summer, Washington decided to acquire a big man they felt was worth that sort of commitment. Nene has four years and $52MM remaining on his contract after this season.

The Clippers, meanwhile, use the $3.8MM trade exception they received by trading Eric Gordon to absorb Young's salary. For the low cost of Cook and a second-rounder, they've added a two guard to help in a potential postseason run. Young has the ability to veto any trade he's involved in, but multiple reports have suggested he appears willing to approve this deal.

TNT's David Aldridge first tweeted that the Wizards and Nuggets were "in serious talks" about a deal involving Young, McGee, and Hilario.

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jwsox
4 years 1 month ago

might be nice to see McGee on a team with a true identity, and a real head coach. He could live up to his potential…its a huge risk though

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Mike N
4 years 1 month ago

wow didnt they just sign Nene lol

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Chickmagnet910
4 years 1 month ago

WOW

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Milla4point3
4 years 1 month ago

It’s just Nene, no Hilario

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Chickmagnet910
4 years 1 month ago

No its Nene Hilario. Thats his real name.

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Ana
4 years 1 month ago

Legally his name is just Nene he has taken of Hilario.

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Chickmagnet910
4 years 1 month ago

ok but its the same as MWP. do you call him that or still Ron Artest?

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Jack
4 years 1 month ago

I call him Metta World Peace just like how I call #85 of the Patriots Chad Ochocinco.

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skoods
4 years 1 month ago

Who the heck cares? It’s Nene or it’s Nene Hilario or it’s Just Another Overpaid Center.

They’re all interchangeable.

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Guest
4 years 1 month ago

good work Milla… right on top of it… still anybody know why they’d want him? 13mil a year until 2016?

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HoopsRumors
4 years 1 month ago

Had to add the Hilario for it to automatically link in BBR. Made the change, thanks.

— Luke

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Guest
4 years 1 month ago

what would the wizards want with nene hilario and his contract?

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Matthewbstreeter
4 years 1 month ago

Apparently the nuggets believe that .the best way to win is to get rid of all of one’s stars

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Audiknight
4 years 1 month ago

Saying that Nene is a star is a sssttttrrreeetttccchhhh…

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markc28
4 years 1 month ago

clippers got a steal a 2nd round pick and brian cook for nick young. nice.

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ThinkBlue10
4 years 1 month ago

Maybe the Nuggets sign Chandler now.

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Baller Royal
4 years 1 month ago

Nene was the back bone of the Nuggets,who they got now?

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Gjcheetah
4 years 1 month ago

I really want to know the reason behide this we just signed nene too

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Baller Royal
4 years 1 month ago

Big Mistake for Nuggets

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