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The Wizards have acquired Nets shooting guard Bojan Bogdanovic.

By SI Wire
February 22, 2017

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.

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.

- Jeremy Woo

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