Nene Trade To Washington Finally Official, According To Report

The three-team trade that saw JaVale McGee land in Denver and Nick Young head to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Nene and Brian Cook is finally official.

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Nene Trade To Washington Finally Official, According To Report

The three-team trade that saw JaVale McGee land in Denver and Nick Young head to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Nene and Brian Cook is finally official. Via Michael Lee of the Washington Post:

The Wizards play Sunday night in Memphis, but Nene will not be available for that game. As Lee notes, Cook is available for Sunday's game, though probably will not play as it has been reported Washington is likely to buy out Cook's contract. The Wizards also added a new player to the roster for Sunday's game when they signed Edwin Ubiles from the NBA Developmental League to a 10-day contract.

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Nene Trade: Newly Acquired Big Man Will Debut Wednesday For Washington, According To Report

The 2012 NBA Trade Deadline saw the Washington Wizards complete a three-team trade with the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets that shipped Nick Young to LaLa Land and JaVale McGee to the Mile High City, with Denver center Nene being the return reward for Washington. The Brazilian big man is expected to make his first appearance in a Wizards uniform on Wednesday.

Via Michael Lee of the Washington Post:

Nene is expected to arrive in Washington on Saturday to meet with Wizards medical staff and take his physical to complete the three-team deal involving Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers. Nene is unlikely to join the Wizards in Memphis and plans to get in two practices with his new team before making his debut on Wednesday in New Jersey.

Young and McGee had worn out their welcome with Wizards fans, so folks in Washington are anxious to see what Nene can bring to the table. The honeymoon period will begin on Wednesday.

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Nene Trade: Nuggets Had 'Buyer's Remorse' About Brazilian's Contract, According To Report

Back in December, the Denver Nuggets signed Nene to a massive $67 million extension. He was the Nuggets' leading rebounder this season until his trade to the Washington Wizards at the NBA trade deadline, but it's telling that they were looking to get out of his contract so soon after inking it. According to Ken Berger at CBS, they had some 'buyer's remorse' quickly after signing the big man's big extension.

But wait, there's more! Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick elaborated on Berger's tweet, claiming that the Nuggets have offered Nene in a swap to other teams.

It's understandable that the Wizards wanted to make changes to their roster and deal JaVale McGee instead of paying him eight figures per year or letting him go without getting something back, but it's fair to wonder whether or not they will soon have the same 'buyer's remorse' that Denver experienced before trading Nene.

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NBA Trade Deadline 2012: Wizards Trade JaVale McGee To Denver; Nick Young Traded To Los Angeles Clippers, According To Report

The Washington Wizards have traded JaVale McGee to the Denver Nuggets and Nick Young to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a three-team deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

As part of the deal, the Wizards will receive Nene from the Denver Nuggets, as well as Brian Cook and a second-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft from the Clippers. Ronny Turiaf will also head to the Nuggets as part of the three-team trade.

The deal is a massive redevelopment of the Wizards roster. Young was the Wizards second leading scorer this season, averaging 16.6 points per game, while McGee led the team in rebounds and blocks per game (8.8 and 2.5, respectively). However, both had become symbolic of the team's disappointing season, with McGee in particular becoming a figure of ridicule throughout the NBA for a series of humorous on-court mishaps.

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NBA Trade Rumors: Wizards Expect To Do Some Dealing Before Deadline

The Washington Wizards have so far stood their ground as the NBA trade deadline approaches. They have only a few hours before the 3:00 p.m. Eastern deadline to make a deal, and it sounds as though the Wizards will be making a deal, according to Michael Lee at the Washington Post.

Lee cites a source within the Wizards organization who says that team president Ernie Grunfeld is making calls ahead of the deadline. Lee's source says that the team is expects to "make something happen."

JaVale McGee is one name mentioned in the report. Lee pushes back on the notion that Washington was asking too much for McGee, saying that they are only seeking "an NBA starter." One potential stumbling block is a reluctance for trade partners to take on McGee's salary.

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NBA Trade Rumors: Wizards Still Trying To Trade Andray Blatche, According To Report

The NBA trade deadline is less than 24 hours away, and the Washington Wizards are still trying to deal Andray Blatche, but they're not finding many potential takers, according to a report by Michael Lee of the Washington Post.

"Dray won’t be moved due to a lack of interest," one person with knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday. According to an ESPN.com report, the Wizards tried to pair JaVale McGee with Blatche to get teams to budge, but the same source said that package "doesn’t get it done."

Another person with knowledge of the Wizards’ thinking wasn’t ready to give up on Blatche being dealt, saying that whether or not he can be moved "remains to be seen."

If the Wizards can’t find a taker for Blatche, they can look to deal him near the draft. They also have the option of using the amnesty provision to cut ties with him in the offseason.

Lee also reports that JaVale McGee and Nick Young have also been mentioned in trade rumors, with the Wizards debating whether to hold on to McGee through the summer or deal him at the deadline. As for Young, Lee reports that Young would have to void his "Bird Rights" in any free agent deal that he signs this summer. That would preclude Young moving to the Los Angeles Clippers without his consent, as had been rumored earlier this week.

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2012 NBA Trade Deadline: Wizards Interested In Andrew Bogut?

The Washington Wizards are going to be sellers at the NBA Trade Deadline this year, but there is no reason that they can't also acquire some talent when they are shipping out some of their players. That includes Andrew Bogut, a player that the Milwaukee Bucks have put on the trading block and who's defense and heady play would be a welcome addition to the Wizards. According to Ken Berger at CBS, the Wizards have made an attempt to acquire Bogut but have so far been unsuccessful.

Milwaukee also has discussed various trade scenarios with Washington for Bogut, but while that would be another acceptable destination to the 7-foot Australian, the Wizards' overtures thus far have been shot down. Washington, however, could re-enter the fray depending on how the complicated possibilities with Golden State, Orlando and Houston play out over the next 48 hours.

I think most teams are waiting for the Magic to decide whether or not they are going to trade Dwight Howard, and that decision will lead to a lot of a moves before the trade deadline. Bogut would be a nice addition to the Wizards, but he is rarely healthy.

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NBA Trade Rumors 2012: Nick Young Draws Interest From Los Angeles Clippers, According To Report

It's time for another edition of everyone's favorite game show, "What Wizards player's name is being tossed around in trade rumors today?" If you guessed "Nick Young," then you are correct!

Here's the scoop from Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLA's Clippers Report:

The price for the top shooting guards being mentioned in trade talks this spring -- Boston's Ray Allen, Portland's Jamal Crawford and Washington's Nick Young -- has so far been too high for the Clippers.

Most teams have asked for some combination of young point guard Eric Bledsoe, a future first-round pick and the expiring contracts of Randy Foye or Brian Cook.

Now, we're not sure who made the phone call, but if that's what Ernie Grunfeld wanted in exchange for Young, we're pretty sure we know how it ended: with Neil Olshey hanging up the phone and, presumably chuckling to himself. As Shelburne points out, Young is an unrestricted free agent after this season (he's making a shade under $3.7 million this season), and can easily be had over the summer for nothing. That is, if the Clippers actually want him.

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NBA Trade Rumors 2012: Wizards Will Trade Anyone Other Than John Wall, According To Report

With the NBA trade deadline fast approaching, rumors are swirling about deals across the league, and names of players currently in a Washington Wizards uniform keep popping up. It has been reported Washington is looking to move enigmatic forward Andray Blatche, but have yet to get any takers. JaVale McGee's name has been mentioned, though Washington may retain their inconsistent big man in the offseason. Apparently, it is not just those two Wizards being shopped. Via Michael Lee of the Washington Post:

That's right folks, anyone not named John Wall is available in a trade. This feels like the NBA version of a yard sale, complete with sad, unwanted belongings clogging up a driveway. Hopefully Ernie Grunfeld can get something in return if he makes any deals.

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NBA Trade Rumors 2012: Wizards Considering Including JaVale McGee As Incentive To Move Andray Blatche, Report Says

The Washington Wizards are trying to get something done by the trade deadline and one of the players they're trying to move is forward Andray Blatche. The problem however is, the Wiz are having trouble find any takers for Blatche without sweeting the pot, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Wiz have been shopping Andray Blatche for months with no luck in hopes of truly changing the team culture around prized youngsters John Wall and Jan Vesely. But sources say the Wiz are now weighing whether it's time to finally surrender McGee -- who for all his potential still routinely finds himself at the heart of Washington's ongoing turbulence -- on the condition that his new team take Blatche as well.

The Wizards have been avoiding having to move JaVale McGee, but if they really want to make that culture shift and move Blatche, they might have to bite the bullet and include McGee in a trade to entire a team to take Blatche off their hands.

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NBA Trade Rumors 2012: Wizards Open To Trading JaVale McGee, According To Report

In the wake of Marc Stein's report about the Wizards making inquiries for Andrew Bogut, Michael Lee of the Washington Post has followed up with some reporting of his own. While Lee doesn't mention specific targets (he references the ESPN report, but only to say that the Wizards would be unable to match Bogut's $12 million salary), he does note that the Wizards would be willing to shed themselves of JaVale McGee (a key name in Stein's report) for the right offer:

The Wizards aren’t actively shopping McGee but they are willing to listen, according to sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. With the trade deadline less than a week away, John Wall is the only untouchable on the roster , one executive said.

McGee is one of just five players averaging at least 11.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and two blocked shots – Josh Smith and all-stars Dwight Howard, Marc Gasol, Andrew Bynum are the others – but he has also mixed the spectacular with the perplexing.

Lee goes on to point out some of the other deals that the Wizards have turned down for the sake of keeping their 24-year-old center.

Last summer, Minnesota discussed sending the No. 2 overall pick (which turned out to be Derrick Williams) in exchange for the sixth pick and McGee but the Wizards declined. Oklahoma City reportedly offered the No. 3 pick (which turned out to be James Harden) for McGee and the fifth overall pick before the 2009 draft.

Yup.

Also, these pieces of gossip from Carla Peay of the Washington Times:

So there we go, folks. Keep your eye on the Wizards as the trade deadline gets closer.

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NBA Trade Rumors 2012: Washington Wizards Express Interest In Andrew Bogut, According To Report

The NBA Trade Deadline is March 15, and already the Washington Wizards have been at the center of plenty of trade rumors. The latest comes from Marc Stein of ESPN.com, who reports that the Wizards are gunning hard for former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Bogut:

Sources say that the Washington Wizards are among the teams to express the strongest interest in Bogut, which might be another indication that the Wiz are prepared to part with the enigmatic JaVale McGee, if not before the deadline than during the offseason.

Bogut has played 12 games this season has he continues to recover from a severe arm injury suffered in an awkward fall during the 2009-10 season. Mike Prada has expressed his thoughts on the matter over at SB Nation's Wizards blog Bullets Forever.

Here's why I'm not in favor. 1. The Bucks' asking price seems high ... 2. Bogut simply isn't healthy ... 3. That's a lot of long-term money to take on: Would you rather pay McGee a five-year, $52 million deal or pay Bogut a two-year, $27 million deal and Stephen Jackson a one-year, $10 million? At least there's a chance McGee lives up to his contract.

As Mike referenced, the Bucks are also reportedly insisting that any interested trade partner would have to take on the perpetually disgruntled Jackson as well as Bogut, which makes the deal less appetizing any way you slice it. Still, it seems that this is definitely one to watch.

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NBA Trade Rumors: Wizards Trying To Trade Andray Blatche, According To Report

The Washington Wizards are desperately trying to trade forward Andray Blatche. Will they find a suitor before the March 15 deadline?

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