The Washington Wizards are looking to remain with the pack atop the Eastern Conference standings heading into the unoficial start of the NBA’s second half.
With wins in 27 of their past 35 games, the Wizards have surely proven themselves to be key players back east. Now, it looks like the team is doing what it can to continue this momentum.
According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Washington has acquired forwards Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson, guard Marcus Thornton and a 2017 first-round pick.
Nets are sending Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to the Wizards for Andrew Nicholson and a 2017 first-round pick, sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 22, 2017
This is a pure depth move on Washington’s part. With Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre sharing time at small forward, Bogdanovic adds yet another dimension to the team’s rotation.
The former second-round pick of the Miami Heat is averaging 14.2 points while shooting at a 44 percent clip from the field. Bogdanovic, 27, has improved in each of his first three seasons in the NBA and should be a valuable contributor moving forward here.