We’ve been waiting for a ‘wow’ trade … and we got one.
The Nuggets, Wizards and Clippers have agreed to a three-way deal that will send Nene to Washington according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
JaVale McGee will go to the Nuggets while Nick Young goes to the Clippers. The Wizards also get Brian Cook and a second round draft pick from LA. Plus, Ronny Turiaf is being sent to Denver.
Washington had been shopping McGee which is contract coming up and him wanting big bucks, reportedly as much as $14 million per year.
It is surprising that the Nuggets would ship off Nene after signing him to a long-term deal before the season and someone that coach George Karl liked. You have to think that the team may have been worried about his somewhat troublesome knees as he approaches 30.