Nets Trade Bogdanovic, McCullough To Wizards

Nets Trade Bogdanovic, McCullough To Wizards

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).

McCullough, along with teammate Bojan Bogdanovic are headed to Washington in exchange for 2017 lottery-protected first-round draft pick, forward Andrew Nicholson and guard Marcus Thornton, according to Wojnarowski. After Wednesday's trade, the Wizards are one move closer - and one move away - from pulling off the complete second-unit makeover they were hoping to achieve as the deadline approached.

Bogdanovic was averaging a career-high 14 points and four rebounds in almost 27 minutes per game this season with the Brooklyn Nets. Despite having the best record in the Eastern Conference since December 1, the Wizards have had only two players - Kelly Oubre, Jr. and Jason Smith - who have consistently provided production off the bench, putting an undue amount of strain on the team's starting lineup. The Wizards have won nine of their past 10 games and surged up the standings after a slow start under new coach Scott Brooks. It was also mentioned that he is shooting 36 percent from the three-point area this season.

The 6-foot-8 Bogdanovic was the leading scorer in the Olympics, averaging 25.3 points to lead Croatia to a surprising berth in the quarterfinals as the top seed from its group. He has played his entire three-year National Basketball Association career in Brooklyn.

Nicholson is in his first year with the Wizards after spending the first four years of his career with the Orlando Magic. He's only played once since January 28, getting into a February 13 game against the Memphis Grizzlies for 58 seconds.

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His scoring will help the bench, and his willingness to shoot is useful in itself, but he is very much a one-trick pony. He was averaging 6.6 points per game.

Chris McCullough only played 72 minutes this year after starting some games down the stretch of last season.

The Wizards' biggest trade chip is off the board, but they still may be able to make another move or two before the trade deadline.

McCullough, a 2015 first-round pick, played sparingly with Brooklyn, averaging only 2.5 points and 1.2 rebounds in just over five minutes a game.