A JaVale McGee trade finally took place, with the Washington Wizards sending their starting center to the Denver Nuggets in an interesting move for the franchise. In return for McGee, the Wizards bring on center Nene who is signed to a long-term contract.
According to ESPN, the trade has to receive commissioner approval still, but the main components have already been agreed to. Joining McGee in his jaunt to Denver is Ronny Turiaf, likely there simply to make sure that the salaries work in this trade.
Reportedly acting as a facilitator to this deal, the LA Clippers jumped in to send a future second round pick and Brian Cook to the Wizards. Their compensation for getting involved is shooting guard Nick Young, who could give the Clippers a player that will take the place of the injured Chauncey Billups on the roster. He could even become the starting two-guard if the Clippers like what they see.
The Wizards must like that Nene is under contract in a five-year, $67 million deal. He will be with the team for many years to come; possibly providing a lot better offense than McGee was giving. As for the use of McGee in Denver, he brings a strong defensive presence and better blocking ability. McGee averages 2.5 blocks per game as opposed to the 0.89 for Nene this season.
Do you think that the JaVale McGee trade works well for all the teams involved? Will the LA Clippers trade for Nick Young become the biggest move of this three-team agreement?
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