Report: Nene To Wizards, JaVale McGee To Nuggets In Three-Way Deal

Friday March 16th, 2012

Yes, the L.A. Clippers are getting Nick Young in a trade with the Washington Wizards, but the news doesn't end there -- the complete three-way deal includes the Wiz getting star center Nene from the Denver Nuggets, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post:

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The news is shocking since Nene appeared all set to be a Nugget long-term -- he signed a five-year, $65 million contract in December and looked happy in the Mile High City. But in a surprising development, the Nuggets move their starting center and leading rebounder in the middle of a playoff-bound season at 24-19.

The Nuggets do get back JaVale McGee, who's five years younger and a better shot blocker, at 2.5 per game.

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