The Wizards have acquired Nets shooting guard Bojan Bogdanovic and forward Chris McCullough in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson, guard Marcus Thornton and a 2017 first-round pick, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
The Nets were reportedly “determined” to get a first for Bogdanovic, who is set to be a restricted free agent. Brooklyn now has two first-rounders: Washington’s and Boston’s (the Celtics hold swap rights and are sure to exercise them, acquiring the Nets’ all-but guaranteed high draft pick). ESPN’s Zach Lowe reports the pick is lottery-protected, in the event the Wizards (currently third in the East) miss the playoffs.
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Bodganovic beefs up the Wizards’ thin bench as they head toward the postseason. The 27-year-old wing is averaging 14.2 points per game and shooting 35.7% from three this season. McCullough is a second-year forward who has received little playing time.
Washington signed the 27-year-old Nicholson to a four-year deal in free agency but have played him sparingly. Thornton is a journeyman guard averaging 6.6 per game off the bench for the Wizards, but had not appeared in a game since Jan. 3.