Brooklyn GM Sean Marks inherited a franchise devoid of picks, but used a trade-deadline deal a year ago to send Thadeus Young to IN that brought the Nets the 20th overall pick. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Washington is interested in Lakers guard Lou Williams and/or Nets forward Bojan Bogdanovic to possibly fill that need (3:43 of the video below). Luckily for Charlotte, they have a number of assets in terms of players and picks to help facilitate a deal.
Zach Lowe noted there are protections on the pick, but barring a Wizards collapse, they shouldn't effect the pick.
The trade gives the Nets two first-round picks in the deep 2017 National Basketball Association draft.
The deal should give the Nets two first rounders, the Wizards at No. 24 and the Celtics at No. 27.
Nets are sending Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to the Wizards for Andrew Nicholson and a 2017 first-round pick, sources tell @TheVertical.
Washington signed the 27-year-old Nicholson to a four-year deal in free agency but have played him sparingly. To date, the Wizards rank 29th in average bench scoring (23.4 points per game) and 25th in bench three-point percentage (32.8).
This will be Thornton's second stint in Brooklyn, and the first time saw nice results - 12.3 on 38 percent shooting from downtown. In 78 appearances (28 starts) as a rookie, Bogdanovic averaged 9.0 and 2.7 rebounds on 45.3 percent shooting from the field and 35.5 percent shooting from three. However, it did come at the cost of the up-and-coming 22-year-old McCullough. The Wizards also get Chris McCullough.
Fifty-five games into his third National Basketball Association season, Bogdanovic is averaging a career-high 14.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists while shooting 44 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from beyond the arc. Also, he is a restricted free agent likely to garner an eight-figure contract.
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