Nets trade Bojan Bogdanovic to Wizards for veterans, draft pick

With McCullough, the Nets dumped someone who wasn't able to work his way into their rotation despite spending a lot of time bouncing between the D-League and the National Basketball Association.

With the Nets sending sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic and forward Chris McCullough to Washington, the Wizards will be trading forward Andrew Nicholson and veteran point guard Marcus Thornton to Brooklyn. They need to add picks to help push the rebuild.

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The Vertical first reported the trade. ESPN's Zach Lowe reports the pick is lottery-protected, in the event the Wizards (currently third in the East) miss the playoffs.

The Wizards are making a move to revamp their bench, but it comes at a price. Obtaining of the Wizards' draft pick gives Brooklyn two selections that are projected to be in the 20s, and they could walk away with someone like Luke Kennard, Dwayne Bacon, Miles Bridges or Justin Jackson.

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Nicholson was a first-round pick by the Magic in 2012 who signed a four-year, $26 million contract with Washington last summer.

In the midst of a daunting rebuild, the Brooklyn Nets made a decision to move on from one of their steadiest veteran contributors Wednesday when they shipped swingman Bojan Bogdanovic to the Washington Wizards. He played with the Nets in 2013-14. He has averaged 6.5 points in 33 games this year. However, it did come at the cost of the up-and-coming 22-year-old McCullough.

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Bogdanovic, 27, is averaging 14.2 points per game in his third season in the league. At the time, he was averaging 9.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game after coming to the Orange as the No. 19 overall player in the high school class of 2014. Also, he is a restricted free agent likely to garner an eight-figure contract. The Wizards own the 24th pick, two notches lower than what the Nets could get in a pick swap with the Boston Celtics.